Posts Tagged ‘exercises for back’


Dumbbell Rows


About Dumbbell Rows Bent over dumbbell rows are one of the best movements for adding lean muscle tissue to the upper back. Similar to the majority of the other back exercises, the movement should be initiated by drawing the shoulder back while keeping the arm straight. Not allowing the arm to bend throughout the first […]

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arm exercises

Lat Pulldowns


About Lat Pulldowns The lat pulldown exercise is frequently performed incorrectly. From my own personal observations, I would say at least 40% of the gym patrons perform the movement by drawing the bar behind the head. Performing the lat pulldown exercise in this fashion has been shown to increase the risk of cervical disk (neck) […]

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exercises for arms
arm exercises

Smith Machine Reverse Rows

Exercise Description This modified row type movement is an awesome back strengthening exercise. Since the elbows are positioned around shoulder level, maximal recruitment is drawn from the rhomboid muscle. Also, because the trunk must maintain alignment with the knees, the need for core stabilization is increased, which makes the movement very functional. Exercise Video Exercise […]

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Seated Cable Row

Description The seated cable row exercise is great for upper back development. However, each repetition must be completed with strict form due to the potential for spinal injury when done incorrectly. In order to increase the effectiveness of the seated cable row exercise, you’ll want to initiate the movement by retracting the shoulder blades before […]

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Reverse Cable Flies

Description While performing reverse flies, it is important to remember that the muscular recruitment can be easily manipulated by alternating the position in which the arms are drawn back. If the arms are in a position that has the elbows in alignment with the shoulders, the primary emphasis will be placed on the posterior region […]

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