This year we are constantly using our ‘pushing muscles’ even when we aren’t performing a pushing exercise.
Driving, eating, and talking on the phone are all examples of how we use our front muscles in everyday life, and as a result, which can become relatively overdeveloped to those muscles on the backside of our body.
As such, if we were to do one pushing exercise for every pulling exercise, the muscles would continue to be relatively imbalanced and may lead to neck, shoulder, and/or elbow pain.
The easiest way to ‘correct’ this is simply ensuring we do at least two (if not three) times the amount of pulling exercises as we do pushing exercises. In other words; do three times MORE pulling than you do pushing.
My favorite three pulling exercises are:
DB Row’s with Chest Supported on a Bench [Video Below]
Suspension Trainer Rows [Video Below]
AND Gripless Face Pulls!
Make this small change to your program going forward, and let me know how it goes. I can’t wait to hear about your results!
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