The Rear Deltoid machine isolates and strengthens the posterior deltoid muscle. Learn how to perform this popular shoulder exercise with the team at Fitness Institute!
Machine: Life Fitness Pectoral Fly/Rear Deltoid
To begin, sit on the machine with the chest against pad and feet flat on the floor. Take hold of the handles – they should be in line with the middle of the chest. Brace the core and contract the back (Figure 1).
From here, squeeze the back and bring arms backward in line with shoulders (Figure 2). Ensure to keep a straight torso with feet in contact with the floor. Allow the hands to travel forwards to the starting position.
Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.
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