- Grasp suspension handles and momentarily step back until
arms are extended forward and straight. While keeping arms straight
and shoulders back, step forward so body reclines back behind
Position body and legs straight at desired angle hanging from
handles with arms straight. Internally rotate shoulders so elbows
are positioned directly outwards.
- Pull body up while keeping elbows pointed directly out to
each side and body and legs straight. Pull until elbows are directly
lateral to each side without allowing elbows to drop. Return
until arms are extended straight and shoulders are stretched
forward, maintaining high elbow position. Repeat.
- If elbows fall so upper arms no longer travels perpendicular
to trunk, Latissimus
Dorsi becomes involved. Elbows should be positioned directly
lateral to shoulders at highest position throughout movement.
Executing exercise with elbows dropping lower than shoulders
is not sufficient position to target rear deltoids. A more upright
position (ie: lighter resistance) is required than what is used
on Suspended Row for
General Back. Dismounting can
be achieved by walking backward until body is upright. Also known
as Suspended Rear Delt Body Row, Suspended Rear Delt Supine Row,
or Suspended Rear Delt Inverted Row.
- Resistance is least when body is positioned upright at top
of exercise. Movement can be made easier with staggered foot
position by placing one foot slightly back.
- This movement can be made more challenging by placing feet
more forward, thereby, angling body back at initiation of movement.
In which case, stance can be on heels with forefeet pointing
upward. See Gravity
Vectors for greater understanding of how body angle influences