The rear delts (shoulders) are one of the most important muscles in the upper body. Most people neglect training them, train them incorrectly or don’t give them the attention they deserve, even on a shoulder focused workout. Here’s why they are important to train and exercises that help you hit them best.
- Training rear delts will make your shoulders BIGGER
A lot of exercises focus on the front and side delt muscle, especially presses and flyes. By doing rear delt exercises you will also develop the back of your shoulders giving them a more balanced and fuller look.
- It will improve your shoulder health
It’s very easy to develop imbalances in your shoulders, especially over-developing your front delts (chest days and shoulder days incorporate a lot of pressing). Strong and developed rear deltoids will address these imbalances as well as improve your posture.
- You will BOOST your strength
Your rear delts help with retracting your shoulder blades, so this will not only improve your pulling exercises like rows etc. but it will also provide a boost to some lying pressing movements such as bench press as they work as a stabilizer. Better balance > more stability > more strength.
5 Awesome Rear-Delt Exercises
Give your rear delts just as much attention as any other muscle group!