Posts Tagged ‘workouts for upper back’


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

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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exercises for arms
arm exercises

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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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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