Rear delt fly machine
- 06-21-2014, 05:02 PM
- 06-21-2014, 05:07 PM
I keep my arms slightly bend, and focus on my rear delts during the movement.
When I would lock my arms, I tend to feel my triceps and that takes away my focus for the rear delts.OLYMPUS UK REP
- 06-21-2014, 05:40 PM
Slightly bent works best for meOlympus Labs Forum Rep
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06-21-2014, 05:51 PM
07-11-2014, 10:04 AM
At the gym I use to go to the rear delt machine made actually hitting the rear delts hard. Not sure why. Anyway, on that machine I had to really focus on my elbows being as close to being locked out as possible to really work my rear delts rather than parts of my back. Now at this new gym I go to I find a decent elbow bend is a must to fire up those delts. Only difference between the two is the distance from my body the handles where. So I guess it's just like anything else, just gatta go light and figure out the ideal position to hit your target muscle group. Keep in mind locking any joint out under tension throughout a lift is hard on the joints. Best of luck man!
07-11-2014, 10:10 AM
07-11-2014, 11:50 AM
Sometimes I catch myself early on in a set not using perfect form on these. I think the reason why many people don't do these correctly is because we learn to initiate nearly all pull type lifts with our back. That way we can use our back muscle during the full range of motion rather than use our arms and whatever else from the start and only end with a minor back contraction. Rear delt machines require you to use your delts from the very beginning till the very end, you start out using your back then your are probably going to end up using your back to move much of that weight and loose out on some rear delt development.
Sounds like you got it figured out, keep up the work!
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