10. Cable Pullback
The cable pullback is similar to a straight-arm lat pullover, except that you’re working in a different range of motion. Specifically, this works your arm behind your torso.
Before you begin, set the pulley at about hip level and attach a single handle. Then hold the handle with an underhand grip and step back so there is tension on the cable when your hand is by your hip.
Now pull your hand back behind your hip while keeping your arm relatively straight. This variation works the lats and muscles of your upper back, such as the rhomboids, teres major, teres minor, and infraspinatus.
11. Rope Pull Machine
This final machine pullover variation is one you might not expect or even have access to. But if you do, it can be a fun alternative to the dumbbell pullover.
The rope pull machine is basically a single loop of rope threaded around a large pulley. And with this apparatus, you can replicate a rope climb or rope pull, which works your back and arms.
In addition, you can replicate the pullover exercise by leaning forward and pulling the rope while keeping your arms relatively straight.