Posts Tagged ‘upper back training’


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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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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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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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 Dumbbell Laterals

Description The bent over dumbbell lateral exercise is classed as an isolation movement and is typically completed nearing the final stages of a back or shoulder workout. However, from my personal experiences, performing bend over dumbbell laterals immediately prior to moving to a row type exercise is a great way to pre-exhaust the muscles of […]

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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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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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