Barbell Pullover

Barbell Pullover

The Barbell Pullover is a compound exercise that targets multiple muscle groups, primarily the chest, back, and shoulders. It is a versatile exercise that can be performed using a barbell and is commonly included in upper body workouts. The Barbell Pullover engages the pectoralis major (chest), latissimus dorsi (back), and the anterior deltoids (shoulders). It also activates supporting muscles such as the triceps, biceps, and core muscles. This exercise not only helps in developing upper body strength but also enhances flexibility and improves posture. When performed correctly, the Barbell Pullover can provide a wide range of benefits. It strengthens the chest muscles, promoting a more sculpted and defined chest. The engagement of the back muscles helps in improving overall posture and reducing the risk of back pain. Additionally, the involvement of the shoulders aids in increasing shoulder stability and mobility. Including the Barbell Pullover in your workout routine can help achieve a well-balanced upper body. To reap the maximum benefits, it is essential to maintain proper form throughout the exercise, ensuring controlled movements and adequate resistance. Integrating this exercise into a comprehensive training program can help individuals of various fitness levels improve their upper body strength, posture, and overall muscle definition.


  • Place a flat bench perpendicular to the squat rack and adjust it so that the barbell is at arm's length above you.
  • Grab the barbell with a shoulder-width overhand grip and lie down on the bench with your head right at the edge.
  • Keep your feet flat on the floor to maintain stability.
  • Slowly lower the barbell in an arc motion behind your head, feeling a stretch in your chest and lats.
  • Pause for a moment at the bottom of the movement and then use your chest and lats to pull the barbell back up to the starting position.
  • Exhale as you push the barbell back up.
  • Repeat the exercise for the recommended number of repetitions.

Tips & Tricks

  • 1. Start with a light weight and gradually increase the resistance to challenge your muscles and improve strength.


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