PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: To work the rear
head of the deltoids.
By using cables, you get a slightly
longer range of motion with continuous
resistance throughout the movement.
This is one of Franco Columbu’s
favorite rear deltoid exercises, and his
rear delts are fantastic.
EXECUTION: (1) Using two floor-level
pulleys, take a handle in each hand with
your arms crossed in front of your body
(left hand holding right-side cable, right
hand the left-side cable). Keeping your
back straight, bend over until your torso
is about parallel to the floor. (2) With a
smooth pull, and arms nearly straight,
draw the handles across your body and
extend your arms straight out to either
side, turning your wrists slightly, thumbs
down, as if pouring a pitcher of water.
Stretch as far as possible, then release
and let your arms come back slowly
across your body as far as they can.