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Upper Back Exercises

Are you looking for the best upper back exercise to build strong and powerful trapezius muscles? Great upper back exercises are vital for building a strong well defined trapezius muscle. A well developed back forms the foundation for good posture and will actually make your chest look bigger.

WorkoutBOX contains the best upper back and trapezius exercises that will help you build strong upper back muscles to be proud of. Add an upper back exercise into your weekly routine, then stand tall, pull your shoulders back and walk proud!

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Bent Over Row, Dumbbell, Alternating

Beginner
Bent Over Row, Dumbbell, Alternating
The Alternating Bent Over Row is an effective exercise for developing the lats, and is performed by bending at the waist and performing a row. The lats are some of the largest muscles in the back and cover pret 
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Bent Over Row, Dumbbell, Neutral Grip

Intermediate
Bent Over Row, Dumbbell, Neutral Grip
The bent over row is an effective exercise for developing the lats, and is performed by bending at the waist and performing a row. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step instructions that describes th 
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Bent Over Row, Dumbbell, Reverse Grip

Intermediate
Bent Over Row, Dumbbell, Reverse Grip
The bent over row is an effective exercise for developing the lats, and is performed by bending at the waist and performing a row. The reverse (supine) grip ensures the elbows are tucked in close to the torso t 
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Cable Pullover, Straight Arm

Beginner
Cable Pullover, Straight Arm
The straight arm version of the lat pulldown targets all the major muscles in the back as well as the triceps and to a lesser degree the chest. It requires good core strength to perform the exercise correctly,  
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Cable Rows, Seated, Underhand Grip

Intermediate
Cable Rows, Seated, Underhand Grip
Seated cable rows with a narrow underhand grip are a great way to work the lat muscles. Varying the widths of your hands focuses the attention on different areas of the back and because it's an underhand grip p 
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Lat Pulldown, Cable, Wide Grip

Beginner
Lat Pulldown, Cable, Wide Grip
The lat pulldown works the major muscles in the back and also the biceps in the arms. It's a good exercise to progress up to doing pull ups as it develops strength in the back and arms, so its ideal for beginne 
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Lat Pulldown, Underhand Grip

Beginner
Lat Pulldown, Underhand Grip
The Lat Pulldown with underhand grip is another variation of the Lat Pulldown exercise. This version works the lats, but places a greater emphasis on the biceps.
Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Pull Ups, Underhand Grip

Advanced
Pull Ups, Underhand Grip
Pull ups (also known as chin ups) are the classic bodyweight exercise and are often used by exercisers as a measure of personal fitness. It's a difficult exercise to do and requires a large amount of upper bod 
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Pullover, Barbell, Lying

Intermediate
Pullover, Barbell, Lying
This exercise targets the lats, the chest and triceps. It's a good exercise for beginners as it helps to build strength in the back, chest and arms before progressing on to more challenging exercises such as ch 
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Row, Dumbbell, Kneeling

Beginner
Row, Dumbbell, Kneeling
The kneeling row is an effective exercise for developing the lats, and is performed by kneeling on a bench and performing a row, squeezing the shoulders together. The kneeling version targets each side of the l 
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise

Seated Row Machine

Beginner
Seated Row Machine
The seated row machine is ideal for beginners to weight training who are looking to develop a strong muscular back. It will help develop your back and get it used to lifting weights and is a great stepping ston 
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Targets : Upper Back View Exercise
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