You Should Do This: Chest Supported Dumbbell Row

Can you pinch your shoulder blades together? No, Your WHOLE shoulder blades...top to bottom, equally, so they are relatively flat against each other in the back? If it's just the top portion and you look like this: Nahhhh, man, no good. It should look like this: Can't do that? Don't worry, you're not alone. Sit like a sack of shit Desk Jockey all day and you're not going to have very much of the stand ya up muscles. Truth is: "You Can Never Have Too Much Ass, Abs or Upper Back" Most folks have sh@tty upper back development and scapula movement. Annnnd it's a wonder why we have so many neck and shoulder issues.... Am I Right???? So We Should … [Read more...]

Doing it Better: Rows

Hard truth: We NEED, as in MUST HAVE to function, more rows in our workouts. Too much of these things: Pushing Sitting Desk Work Bad Posture Have left us with Desk Jockey Syndrome. One major component of which is a weak back, especially in the pulling muscles. Muscles like the Lats, Rhomboids, Posterior Delts, and Lower Traps that just are not doing what they are supposed to do, or at least not to the level they are supposed to do it. How do we start to fix this? SCAPULAR RETRACTION and SCAPULAR DEPRESSION.....ie. pulling the shoulder blades back and down.   http://youtu.be/BU3eHNtyNCc What exercises are great at … [Read more...]