View Full Version : Rear Delts

01-21-2009, 12:16 PM
I have read some on rear delt work and have heard that rear delt development is critical to a good bench. I am interested to see what people think about rear delt work and what excercises people use to target the area

01-21-2009, 12:20 PM
Since starting westside for skinny bastards, I have started doing rear delt work, mainly using the seated rear delt machine, which is just the pec deck facing the pad.

01-21-2009, 12:32 PM
For rear delts I usually do band pull-aparts, reverse pec deck, and face pulls.

Go Pre
01-21-2009, 08:10 PM
For my rear delts I do T-Bars with a V grip and single arm dumbbell rows. Works them out pretty well if I don't say so myself.

01-21-2009, 09:11 PM
I use neutral grip cable rows, face pulls, band pull-aparts, DB cleans etc. Rear delt work is important.

Dave Schwab
01-22-2009, 08:35 AM
For rear delts I usually do band pull-aparts, reverse pec deck, and face pulls.

I have found a good rotation of these 3 movements to be most effective for me. Be sure to hit your lats too with heavy rows and pulldowns, front delt specific movements aren't quite as important if you're getting plenty of bench reps in each week.

01-22-2009, 10:07 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys. I had been doing face pulls and I recently added bent flys but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything. Thanks for the good suggestions.

01-22-2009, 10:16 AM
FWIW, power shrugs make my rear delts pretty sore.

01-22-2009, 11:04 AM

01-22-2009, 11:08 AM