Posts Tagged ‘exercises for upper 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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Chin Ups / Pull Ups


About Chin Ups and Pull Ups From a neurological standpoint, the chin-up/pull-up exercises are far more effective than the lat pulldown exercise for the development of the latissimus dorsi. In terms of functionality, the movement of pulling the body upwards is more practical in everyday life then pulling a bar down towards your chest. Also, […]

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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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Seated Rows

About Seated Rows The seated row exercise on the machine is an effective, yet, simple way to strengthen the muscles of the upper back. Since the movement path is pre-determined, the primary focus can be placed on feeling the contraction of the muscles rather than the complex motor movements involved with other back exercises. As […]

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Seated Reverse Flies

Description The seated rear delt fly is one of the better back toning exercises. It’s executed using the chest fly machine and is effective in strengthening the posterior deltoid (rear shoulder) and the muscles of the upper back region. Its action is similar to that of the bent over dumbbell reverse fly only the seated […]

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Shoulder Shrugs

About The Shrug Exercise Performing the shrug exercise is a great way to develop the upper portion of the traps. There are several variations that can be utilized by mixing it up between dumbbell and barbell usage. Studies have shown that performing the shrug exercise with a barbell positioned behind the back is the most […]

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Bent Over Barbell Rows

Description Bent over barbell rows are one of the better back strength exercises. While the main focus is on the upper back, muscle recruitment is drawn from the entire body to stabilize and maintain an upright position. This is an excellent overall strength builder for the advanced trainee, however, due to the great deal of […]

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Standing Dumbbell Row

Description While the main focus is on the upper back, muscle recruitment is drawn from the entire body to stabilize and maintain an upright position. Since the standing dumbbell row requires only a set of dumbbells, it’s one of the better home back exercises. It should be noted that lighter dumbbells should be used for […]

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V Handle Rows

Exercise Description All you need to perform this exercise is a barbell and a V-handle attachment.. Oh, and weights of course. The minimal equipment requirement makes T-bar rows great for home-based programs. It’s a compound movement so it’s great for both fat burning and adding lean muscle. The only downside to the exercise is that […]

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Incline Dumbbell Rows

Description This variation to the bent over row exercise provides support, thus, additional stability throughout the movement. The additional support will be helpful for both beginners who have difficulty maintaining proper body position and for those who suffer from lower back pain. Video The Incline Row Exercise Is Coming Soon! Execution Select appropriately weighted dumbbells […]

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