T Nation

Pre-Exhaust for the Upper Back?

Hi CT,

I used your suggestion of using “Squeeze Press” before benching to increase the mind muscle connection. I want to Thank You for the wonderful results I got. I think this also works very well as a pre -exhaust exercise.

I want to try something similar for the upper back and Trapezius. Can you suggest something for the same. I am not too interested in Lats hence not sure if “straight arm pulldown” would be the right choice.

Thanks a TON !! (Please ignore poor English).



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For the whole upper/mid back, band pull-aparts or rear delts raise or rear delts machine.

My favorite is a rear delts machine mechanical drop set:


Thanks a TON CT !!