Dumbbell Rear Delt Row: Muscles Worked & Technique

Dumbbell Rear Delt Row exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Dumbbell Rear Delt Row

Muscles worked in dumbbell rear delt row

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Dumbbell Rear Delt Row

  • Lean forward with a dumbbell in each hand.
  • Inhale and make a wide rowing motion, where you let your upper arms go out towards the sides.
  • With control, lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.


The dumbbell rear delt row is an exercise that emphasizes your rear delts. To avoid cheating or swinging the weights up, make sure you use light weights and focus on muscle contact with your rear delts.

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