Back is my favorite! I have a pretty simplistic way of doing things I guess. All I do for back is deadlift, pull-ups, barbell rows, and sometimes shrugs. The deadlifts I do on lower body day (I do sumo DLs because I like that more) and the pull-ups and rows I do on upper body day. If I do shrugs I usually put those right after the deadlifts. Honestly I don't often think much about sets and reps. I don't have anything decided before I go to the gym, but rather just do what feels right when I'm there. For deadlifts and pull-ups I sometimes go heavier and sometimes lighter with more volume. I always try to warm up properly by increasing weights little by little before I get up to working set weights. If I'm going heavy I usually do some singles, and/or sets of 2 or 3 reps. Maybe 5-6 low rep sets in all? Something like that. Then I lower the weights a bit and try and get a little volume and technique-training in. Maybe 2-3 more sets of... 5-15 reps? Workouts where I don't go as heavy I usually keep most/all sets in the 5-10 rep range and do maybe... 4-5 working sets in all? For the rows however, I always do 3-4 working sets of 8-10 reps with moderate weight. They're always one of the last exercises I do, so my back is a bit tired by then. Shrugs I usually go pretty light with high rep count. 3-4 sets of about 15 reps. I just do those to completely drain my traps after deadlifts, occasionally, when I feel they need it. I think set and rep ranges is quite individual what works best for people and has a lot to do with what's most fun. I don't think it's all too important, as long as you get enough overall volume and don't go crazy light to the point where you're just working endurance or something... I think the choice of which exercises you do is more important overall. What back exercises do you do except for deadlifts?