Cable Rear Delt Row (stirrups)

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Cable Rear Delt Row (stirrups)

Instructions

Preparation

Sit slightly forward on bench or platform facing twin pulley cables positioned approximately shoulder height. Grasp stirrup cable attachment in each hand. Straighten lower back upright and slide hips back so knees are slightly bent, shoulders are forward, arms are straight, and cable taut. Point elbows outward.

Execution

Pull stirrups out to sides, keeping elbows at shoulder height until elbows travel slightly behind back. Allow wrists to follow elbows. Keep upper arms horizontal, perpendicular to trunk. Return until arms are extended and shoulders are stretched forward. Repeat.

Comments

The relatively powerful Latissimus Dorsi becomes involved:
  • if upper arm travels closer than perpendicular to trunk
  • if torso is positioned forward beyond vertical
Much lighter resistance is required than on Cable Seated Row. Also see movement seated with feet on floor.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

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