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Mugen46
11-01-2010, 08:28 PM
I swear not one exercise I do activates my raer delt. I feel it in my rhomboids and rotator cuff muscles but I can't feel anything in my rear delts. As a result, they are lagging and I'm really trying to establish a thick upper back My traps are fine.

What are some good exercises to strengthen/beef up the rear delts?

NickAus
11-01-2010, 08:37 PM
I always feel back movements in the rear delts so maybe I'm no help but:

Row variations
Facepull variations
Pull-up/ pull-down variations
Band pull-aparts
Bent over raises

NickAus
11-01-2010, 08:39 PM
Band facepulls pulling the band apart as you go are very good...

jtteg_x
11-01-2010, 08:42 PM
DB bent over rear delt raises
face pulls
and http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/DeltoidPosterior/DBLyingRearDeltRow.html

BloodandThunder
11-02-2010, 11:54 AM
All the above listed but try Reverse Pec Deck for the rear delts. If you're solely worried about hypertrophy, machines always find a nice niche

ScottYard
11-02-2010, 05:35 PM
Band facepulls pulling the band apart as you go are very good...

I like this with 10 sets of 10 with only 10 seconds rest in between sets.

Fries the Rear delts.

NickAus
11-03-2010, 01:10 AM
I like this with 10 sets of 10 with only 10 seconds rest in between sets.

Fries the Rear delts.

Going to try that!

T o m m Y
11-03-2010, 06:38 PM
Band facepulls pulling the band apart as you go are very good...

x2..

These hit my rear delts like nothing else..

Mugen46
11-04-2010, 03:12 PM
Did back yesterday, took the suggestions and now my rear delts are fired. Thanks guys. Turns out it was a rotator problem. Warmed up my rotators properly yesterday and I could really feel it in the rear delts