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Rear Delt Row

Exercise Profile

Body PartShoulders
Primary MusclesDeltoid Posterior
Secondary MusclesBrachialis, Infraspinatus, Teres Major, Teres Minor, Trapezius Lower Fibers, Trapezius Middle Fibers
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Introduction to the Rear Delt Row

The Rear Delt Row is a strength training exercise that specifically targets the rear deltoids, helping to enhance shoulder stability and upper body strength. This exercise is suitable for both beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts as it can be easily modified according to individual strength levels. People would want to incorporate Rear Delt Rows into their workout routine to improve posture, prevent shoulder injuries, and enhance the overall appearance of the upper body.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Rear Delt Row

  • Bend at your waist, keeping your back straight, until your torso is almost parallel to the floor.
  • Extend your arms so they are perpendicular to the floor, keeping a slight bend in your elbows.
  • Pull the dumbbells up towards your chest by bending your elbows and squeezing your shoulder blades together, focusing on using your rear deltoids.
  • Lower the dumbbells back to the starting position in a controlled manner, completing one rep. Repeat this exercise for the desired number of repetitions.

Tips for Performing Rear Delt Row

  • Weight Selection: Choose a weight that is challenging but doesn't compromise your form. It's a common mistake to select a weight that is too heavy, which can lead to improper form and increase the risk of injury. Start with lighter weights and gradually increase as your strength improves.
  • Controlled Movements: Avoid jerky or rapid movements. The Rear Delt Row should be performed in a slow and controlled manner, both when lifting the weight and lowering it back down. This not only reduces the risk of injury but also ensures that your muscles are fully engaged throughout the exercise.
  • Avoiding Overextension: A common mistake is to over

Rear Delt Row FAQs

Can beginners do the Rear Delt Row?

Yes, beginners can do the Rear Delt Row exercise. However, it's important to start with lighter weights to ensure proper form and prevent injury. It's also beneficial to have a personal trainer or fitness professional guide you through the exercise initially to ensure you're doing it correctly. Always remember to warm up before starting any exercise routine.

What are common variations of the Rear Delt Row?

  • Another variation is the Incline Bench Rear Delt Row, this is done by lying face down on an incline bench and lifting weights from this position, targeting the rear deltoids.
  • There's also the Single-Arm Rear Delt Row, which is performed by rowing a dumbbell with one hand at a time, allowing for a greater range of motion and isolation of the rear deltoid.
  • The Seated Rear Delt Row is another variation where you sit on a bench or chair, lean forward and pull the weights towards your body, focusing on the rear deltoids.
  • Lastly, the Bent-Over Rear Delt Row is a variation where you bend over at the waist and perform the rowing motion, this position allows for a deep stretch and contraction of the rear

What are good complementing exercises for the Rear Delt Row?

  • The Seated Cable Row is another exercise that pairs well with the Rear Delt Row because it focuses on the same major muscle groups - the rhomboids, trapezius, and latissimus dorsi - but also engages the biceps and forearms, providing a more comprehensive upper body workout.
  • Lastly, the Reverse Fly exercise complements the Rear Delt Row as it isolates and strengthens the rear deltoids and upper back muscles, enhancing the benefits of the Rear Delt Row and improving posture and shoulder health.

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