Posts Tagged ‘upper back toning’


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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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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exercises for arms
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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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Dumbbell Pullovers

Description The dumbbell pullover exercise is commonly used to develop the latissimus dorsi and achieve an expanded rib cage look. Although the prime movers are the lats, the motion also draws recruitment from the chest, which makes it a great transitional movement from chest to your back if your training opposing muscle groups. While performing […]

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Bent Over Cable Rows

Exercise Description This standing cable row exercise is very similar to the bent over barbell row in the sense that a lot of the same techniques apply. The rope version makes a great finisher to your back routine after your heavy lifts have been completed. Video Exercise Instructions Hook the rope attachment on the pulley […]

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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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