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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    And two more that exaggerate keeping elbows high.. one of them being Poliquin..



     


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    i do them like this

     


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    ^ great way to do them
     


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    I always put the pully below and pull high. All the videos show people pulling high to low. Im probably doing them wrong to be fair, I put 60kg on the cable machine and pull back until my upper back is tight like in a squat position. Still feels really good in my back and I think I've gotten quite a bit of hypertrophy out of it.

    Edit: Basically the way in the video knucks posted, but pulling low to high. I also find pausing at the top helps.
     
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  5. knucks

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    i put the pully at eye level and bring the metal clamp area to my nose bridge/forehead.

    with lighter weight i do a pause at the top. usually 5 sets of 15, sometimes i do more, sometimes less, sometimes i do 5sets with like, 130, then drop to 100 and hold on each one
     


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    While we're on the topic of facepulls, those of you who are doing them... are they to fix a muscle imbalance or do they help with one of the big lifts?
     


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    I do them because I don't work my rear deltoids enough, and they make my upper back look thicker.
     
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    shoulder health + rear delts tend to get neglected with all the benching, pressing, etc
     


  9. mrchariybrown

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    Bigger upper back = less distance to bench = bigger bench
     


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    How do I convince my gf that I need to get down to 8% bf in the summer and that it won't make my veins and gross looking? Also that my 100lb weight gain in like a year and a half was not unhealthy. She does not like the hobby.
     
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    Facepulls for scapular retraction - so, shoulder health and shoulder stability, mainly. If it builds a bigger upper back in process, fine - I already don't fit into anything off the rack..

    fuji, you tell her she'll love you no matter what, that's what you say.
    my gf didn't like the fact that i was in the gym so much and not spending enough time with her, so then she started coming with me. (we live together now so it doesn't matter - almost too much time together now, LOL)


    PR today:
    9x285 bench. Wanted 10 but setup was a bit wonky, didn't get real tight and leg drive is still something I'm battling with. Had it for a few reps, lost it for a few, had it for a few..


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    The back end of both of these videos is how I learned how to do it, which visually, is quite different then the beginning of the videos and the one you posted of EX. I'd actually never seen that called a face pull before which is why I was thrown off.
     


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    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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    Not to belabor the point, but like this:

     
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    If I am doing face pulls tonight as a pre-workout, how much set and reps should I go for? Want to warm up for my bench: shoulder dislocation rotator-cuff warmups:
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    face pulls google: http://www.leehayward.com/rear_delts.htm :teach:
     
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    Convince her by doing it and by not telling her things you plan on doing in the future.
     


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