Bodyweight Rear Delt Raise

Learn how to perform a bodyweight rear delt raise perfectly with instructions and video by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Rear Delt Raise

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Shoulders

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Start laying flat on a mat, with both arms extended by your sides. Keep your head in line with your spine.

  2. Slowly raise your arms toward the ceiling, keeping the elbows fully extended. Lower the arms back down to starting position and repeat the rear delt raise for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  3. You should feel this exercise challenging your back, shoulders, posterior deltoids, and rotator cuff muscles. 

Alternative Exercises:

Reverse Fly  Bench Rear Delt Raise

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