Tag: levator scapulae

Bent-over one-arm cable pull

The bent-over one-arm cable pull is great for developing unilateral upper-body strength and warming up your latissimus dorsi at the start of a back workout.

Decline bent-arm barbell pullover

The decline bent-arm barbell pullover is one of few exercises that targets both your lats and your lower pecs, which are usually trained separately.

Medium-grip lat pull-down

The medium-grip lat pull-down is great for strengthening and building your back and arms, and developing upper-body strength.

Machine-assisted pull-up

The machine-assisted pull-up is very useful in helping you to build enough upper-body strength to be able to perform pull-ups unassisted.

One-arm bench dip

The one-arm bench dip targets your triceps brachii. If your supporting leg makes a significant contribution, your glutes and quads also become targets.

Gripless shrug

The gripless shrug is an isolation exercise that targets your upper trapezius, while your middle trapezius and levator scapulae act as synergists.

Incline straight-arm pull-down

Target and build your latissimus dorsi with the cable incline straight-arm pull-down! Your pecs, posterior delts, triceps (long head), and various back muscles...

Behind-the-neck lat pull-down

Like all behind-the-neck exercises, the behind-the-neck lat pull-down is not recommended because it can force your neck and shoulders into risky ranges of...

Close neutral-grip pull-up

Develop upper-body strength and lats that run farther down your sides by using the close neutral grip pull-up, a major compound back exercise!

Cable cross-over

The cable cross-over targets your lower chest, while your upper chest, pectoralis minor, rhomboids, levator scapulae, anterior deltoid, and lats act as...

Bench dip

The bench dip is an effective yet straightforward exercise that will help you to progress to performing the more advanced triceps dip on parallel bars.


The pull-up is a major compound exercise that will help you to develop functional upper-body strength as well as build a wide tapering back.

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