Cable Rear Drive

Cable Rear Drive


This exercise involves using a cable machine to perform a rear drive movement, which targets the muscles in the back of the body, including the glutes, hamstrings, and lower back. The movement involves pulling the cable towards the body while maintaining a stable core and keeping the back straight.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Rear Drive Instructions

  1. Start by lying on your stomach on an exercise mat or the floor.
  2. Extend your arms straight out in front of you and lift your legs off the ground, keeping them straight.
  3. Next, bend your knees and bring your heels towards your buttocks.
  4. Grab the cable handle with both hands and attach it to your ankles.
  5. Slowly lift your legs towards the ceiling, keeping them straight and squeezing your glutes at the top of the movement.
  6. Lower your legs back down to the starting position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Rear Drive Form & Visual

Cable Rear Drive

Cable Rear Drive Benefits

  • Targets the rear deltoids, upper back, and trapezius muscles
  • Improves posture and shoulder stability
  • Can be performed with various attachments and grip positions for variation
  • Allows for a full range of motion and isolation of the targeted muscles
  • Can be easily adjusted for different fitness levels and goals

Cable Rear Drive Muscles Worked

  • Rhomboids
  • Trapezius
  • Posterior deltoids
  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Erector spinae

Cable Rear Drive Variations & Alternatives

  • Cable Rear Delt Fly
  • Cable Reverse Fly
  • Cable Face Pull
  • Cable Rear Delt Row
  • Cable Seated Rear Delt Row