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What is the best exercise to target the rhomboids?

One of the best exercises to target the rhomboids is the ball cobra. Perform the ball cobra exercise by following the technique described below. Lie face down with a stability ball under the mid-section, feet pointed toward floor, and legs straight. Extend the arms out in front of the ball, making sure to keep the elbows straight. Next, draw-in the belly button and squeeze the butt muscles while pinching the shoulder blades together and down in order to bring the arms around to the side of the body. Slowly return the arms to in front of your body, and repeat the above sequence for the desired number of repetitions. This exercise is great for improving posture because it places the body in the exact opposite position that most people tend to exhibit, which is characterized by rounded and elevated shoulders along with a forward head carriage. Alternatively, this exercise can be done standing in a bent over position with some light tubing or dumbbells.

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