Cory Mathews Rear Delt Training Tip

M&S Team
Written By: M&S Team
October 19th, 2016
Updated: March 30th, 2021
Categories: Articles Training
Tags: Video
Need a move that will really isolate your likely lagging rear delts? Give Cory Mathews's cable rear delt fly variation on an incline bench a try.

The rear delt is a very elusive muscle when it comes to trying to isolate it.

For that reason, it’s become a lagging part of an important muscle group for many lifters.

So, we met up with IFBB Pro Cory Mathews at the legendary Metroflex gym to see what he does to target the muscle.

This rear delt exercise is one that Cory has developed over the years. He ensures you that when you try it, you will not be disappointed.

Start off by taking an incline bench and positioning it in the middle of the cables.

Pick out a weight to perform the exercise. Cory recommends staying light in your weight selection as you don’t need to go heavy to make this exercise an effective one.

The reason being is that you really want to focus on isolating the rear delt. The heavier the weight you select, the more likely you are to bring other muscles into the movement. The goal here is to pump as much blood into the rear delt as possible.

Position yourself on the incline bench, grab the cable pulley handles, and pull straight back.

The bench will prevent you from using momentum to cheat the movement, allowing for a great isolation exercise for the real delt.

There you have it, a great variation to really target your rear delt. Give this exercise a try on your next shoulder day and let us know what you think about it in the comments section below.

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