My aim is to build my upper back so it looks like what highlighted in red in these pictures.

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    The vocabulary is only a Google search away. i.imgur.com/Qk30Huz.jpg If you could rephrase your question after taking a look at the names, that would increase the chance of getting good answers. – Alec Jun 2 '19 at 16:09
  • While I agree with the spirit of what you’re saying, @Alec (educating onesself to ask better questions), I can’t imagine him referring to anything other than the upper traps. – JustSnilloc Jun 3 '19 at 0:57
  • @JustSnilloc - Completely agree. One of the motivations would be that editing the question with proper vocabulary would increase the flow of people who land here from Google searches, which is where a lot of good answers come from. – Alec Jun 3 '19 at 7:28

Training the traps is what you're looking for.

Exercises you should look at:

  • Face pulls
  • Shrugs
  • Upright rows
  • Deadlifts (not isolation but still builds pretty much everything on your back)
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    +1 for deadlifts. The insane isometric work on the traps is a godsend for building muscles that simply look more muscular. – Alec Jun 3 '19 at 7:28
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    You could probably add Farmer's Walk to this list too. – Yousend Jun 3 '19 at 12:19

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