What does it work?

The Facepull target muscle – Rear shoulders

How To Do It

The Facepull targets the rear delts and upper back. The whole shoulder capsule has 3 heads so if you want big shoulders it is important to hit them all.   the Facepull is a great exercise.

How To Do It

Step 1 of the Facepull

Facing a cable machine set at shoulder height with a rope or double handles attached, pull the weight directly towards your face. Drive the elbows high engaging the upper back and pull the shoulder blades together. Keep your upper arms parallel to the ground.

Step 2 of the Facepull

Breathe in as you pull the weight, and slowly breath out as you return back to the start position.  Keep your chest high and avoid leaning back too much and putting the much emphasis on the lower back.  There are many adaptations to exercise to think about

Step 3

Choose the correct weight and do not go too heavy.  The rear delts are small muscles and do not need too much weight.  This really is a great exercise for a complete shoulder workout.

Exercise variations

The reverse flye and rear delt machine will also target the same muscles

Alternative exercises