About Seated Reverse Flies
Seated reverse flies are executed using the chest fly machine and they’re effective for strengthening the posterior deltoid (rear shoulder) as well as the muscles of the upper back region. Due to the reduced movement complexity compared to the dumbbell version, the seated reverse flies are an ideal option for those who are in the beginning phases of their exercise programs.
Seated Reverse Flies Execution
- Sit in a position that has you facing the padding on the chest fly machine. Adjust the handles and weight stack to your desired settings.
- Grasp the side handles using a grip that has your palms facing the ground.
- Exhale and while maintaining only a slight bend at the elbows, draw the arms back until your hands move just beyond your shoulders. Hold position briefly.
- Inhale and lower back down slowly stopping just shy of the starting position. Doing so will keep the stress on the posterior deltoid.
- Repeat until the desired number of repetitions are completed.