Round and developed shoulders are a staple of good upper body strength. Check out these 3 quick tips for bigger rear delts.
Jeremy Ethier is a kinesiologist and fitness trainer, co-founder of Built With Science. His YouTube channel has over 4 million subscribers and he delivers clear information with sound background research.
Jeremy shared 3 quick tips for bigger rear delts in one of his recent videos. His tips are easy to follow and good to keep in mind next time you hit the gym looking to build strong shoulders.
3 Quick Tips for Bigger Rear Delts
1. Correct Arm Position
While most people rely on reverse flies and face pulls for the rear delt exercises., Jeremy Ethier explains that these movements are not the best options because of the angle your arms have to be in order to perform the correct movements.
To get the best for your deltoids, you need to be able to push your elbows the furthest behind your body. That correct arm position is around 45 degrees from the side of your body for most people.
Apply that idea to most pulling exercises and you should be good to go. Keep this in mind when you are doing one-arm row, barbell rows, and cable pulls.
2. Modify Your Rows
During your back exercises, you may want to modify your row movements. “Take the last one to two sets and replace them with the rear delt focus,” Jeremy says.
You can also replicate the movement with resistance bands or utilise a single arm at a time on the cable machine.
3. Use Lighter Weights
The last on the list of 3 quick tips for bigger rear delts is to use lighter weights. But that is not to substitute your rear delt exercises with lighter weights, but rather focus on doing extra work focusing on reps and form instead of how much weight you can actually pull.
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