Strong upper-body muscles (and back muscles, specifically) are not only key for a balanced body, but they're also your best defense against pain, and injury for years to come. And if you spend a lot of your time seated at a desk, fitting in regular home back workouts
can help pull your shoulder blades back and keep you upright, improving your posture. Still, without the gym's cable crossover machine
or workout benches
, it can sometimes seem difficult to do back workouts at home. To help you out, here are eight at-home back exercises to build a strong back and shoulders for an overall more stable you.