On exrx.net, the rear delts are listed as being worked in chinups and not pullups. Is this true? Recently I've been wondering if my rear delts were getting enough work. So is it true that they aren't hit by pullups? I like pullups a lot better than chinups, so is there any other good exercise that it hits the rear delts if pullups don't?
Bent over side raises, and upright rows hit rear delts alot.
Upright rows I heard are bad for your shoulders.Originally Posted by LittleJake
Do bent over rows work them really good?
The rear delts should get worked by either or. The only time that the rear detls don't get worked on, or at least not majorly involved, is when the shoulder joints aren't hyperextended, where the elbow joints would move past the the upper torso at the peak of the pulling movement. This really only happens when you are performing either a closed grip chin-up or underhanded pull-up.Originally Posted by Stagger
My personal all time favorite of rear delts exercise is the standing bent-over reverse dumbbell flyes.
Last edited by JOSEPH; 09-05-2004 at 06:14 AM.
I try to avoid isolation exercises, that's why I think bent-over rows would work best.Originally Posted by getfit
This has left me pretty confused because honestly the 2 animations look the same to me. Something about them defining chin as shoulder extension and pull as adduction maybe? They certainly don't name it after the grip since it's a prone/palms away grip in either case.
Last edited by tyciol; 07-25-2011 at 04:24 AM.