seated bent-over dumbbell laterals

Muscle Groups

shoulders rear head of deltoids
Seated bent-over dumbbell laterals, also known as seated reverse flyes, are an isolation exercise that primarily targets the posterior deltoids, or the muscles located at the back of the shoulders. To perform this exercise, the athlete sits on a bench with a flat back, holding a dumbbell in each hand with their palms facing each other. They should then bend forward at the waist, keeping their back straight, and raise their arms out to the sides until they reach shoulder level. While this exercise primarily targets the posterior deltoids, it can also engage the trapezius, rhomboids, and other muscles in the upper back. The seated position helps to isolate the targeted muscles and reduce the risk of injury, while the use of dumbbells allows for a greater range of motion and more balanced muscle development compared to machines. This exercise is commonly used in bodybuilding and strength training programs to help develop the shoulders, improve posture, and enhance overall upper body strength.