reverse overhead dumbbell laterals

Muscle Groups

shoulders front deltoids
Reverse overhead dumbbell laterals, also known as bent-over dumbbell lateral raises or rear delt flyes, is a shoulder exercise that primarily targets the rear deltoids. To perform this exercise, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip. Hinge forward from the hips, keeping your back straight, and let your arms hang straight down with a slight bend in the elbows. This is the starting position. Next, lift the dumbbells up and out to the sides until your arms are in line with your shoulders, and your elbows are at shoulder height. Keep your wrists facing downward throughout the movement. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the weights back down to the starting position. Repeat for your desired number of reps. While the primary focus of this exercise is on the rear deltoids, it also works the traps, rhomboids, and rotator cuff muscles. This exercise is great for improving shoulder posture and can help to prevent shoulder injuries. It's perfect for anyone looking to tone and strengthen their shoulders, especially those who are experiencing imbalance due to overtraining their anterior deltoids.