Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.
And two more that exaggerate keeping elbows high.. one of them being Poliquin..
i do them like this
^ great way to do them
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.
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
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?
I do them because I don't work my rear deltoids enough, and they make my upper back look thicker.
shoulder health + rear delts tend to get neglected with all the benching, pressing, etc
Bigger upper back = less distance to bench = bigger bench
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.
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)
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..
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.
Not to belabor the point, but like this:
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:
Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler!
face pulls google: http://www.leehayward.com/rear_delts.htm
Convince her by doing it and by not telling her things you plan on doing in the future.
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