Posterior chain

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The posterior chain is a group of muscles on the posterior of the body. Examples of these muscles include the biceps femoris, gluteus maximus, erector spinae muscle group, trapezius, and posterior deltoids.

Exercises[edit]

The primary exercises for developing the posterior chain are the Olympic lifts, squats, good-mornings, bent over rows, deadlifts, pull ups and hyperextensions; the common denominator among many of these movements is a focus on hip extension, excluding bent over rows and pull ups.