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Exercise of the Week: Reverse Fly

By November 15, 2004

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Reverse Flyes are great for both the rear shoulder and the upper back.  By keeping your torso parallel to the floor, you can concentrate on the rear part of the shoulder as well as the 'posture' muscles of your upper back.  Do it right:  Using light dumbbells, sit on bench or ball (stand for more intensity) and lean over holding weights in front of legs.  Raise arms out to the side to shoulder height, keeping elbows in a fixed (slightly bent) position.  Lower and repeat for 2-3 sets of 10-12 repetitions.
December 4, 2007 at 12:20 am
(1) MD says:

What could be 2 easier and 2 harder modifications to this exercise?
thanks – I love all your articles!

June 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm
(2) Ste says:

Easier? use less weight or you can bend your elbows a bit more. But its better if you use less weights.

You can also use cable pull aways.

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