Posts Tagged ‘workouts for upper back’


Straight Arm Pull Down


Description Straight arm pulldowns are a great way to strengthen and develop the sides of the upper back -otherwise known as the latissimus dorsi. In comparison to performing lat pulldowns or pull ups, straight arm pulldowns isolate the lats while minimizing assistance from the biceps. The reduction in bicep recruitment allows a pre-exhaustion superset to […]

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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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