University Recreation


Reverse Flys

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Deltoids
Secondary Muscles: Trapezius, Rhomboids
Body Area: Shoulders
Modality Types: Machines Machines, Free Weights Free Weights
Equipment: Life Fitness Rear Deltoid/Pectoral Fly, FreeMotion Cable Cross, Dumbbells, Life Fitness Rear Deltoid/Pectoral Fly, LifeFitness Pro2 Series Pectoral Fly/Rear Deltoid (PSFLYSE), LifeFitness Signature Series Row/Rear Deltoid (FZRW), Paramount Pec Fly/Rear Delt

Reverse Flys Reverse Flys

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Lie face down on an incline bench set at 45 degrees
  • Hold a pair of dumbbells at arms length so that palms face each other
  • Bend elbows slightly and raise dumbbells simultaneously up and back in an arc
  • Hold for 1-2 seconds at the peak position and then slowly return to starting position
  • This exercise can also be performed without a bench, hips hinged, on a machine or a ball


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