Guys are seemingly bullet proof when they first start lifting weights. Bench press three days a week? Hell yeah. A full hour of variations of the cheat curl and triceps extension? Bring it. Heavy behind the neck presses with a spotter? It's all you, bro! Then, something lame yet predictable happens. Progress slows to a standstill, and frustration starts to dampen newbie enthusiasm. Sometimes nagging pain or even injuries start to pop up. And then it hits you, as you look around the gym for answers – the really big and strong guys don't train like you. They follow structured workouts, vary their intensities, and don't just train what they can see in the mirror. In fact, most do a few exercises for no discernible benefit except injury prevention and "structural balance." How boring is that? . An excellent example of the latter is the face pull. A staple in powerlifting circles, this bad boy has since trickled down to the general lifting population, where it's been a godsend to legions of guys stricken with jacked-up shoulders due to poor programming choices when they first started out. . By serving to help offset all that horizontal and vertical pressing, the face pull can rejuvenate your lifting (or at least pressing) career while conditioning the rear delts, rhomboids, and external rotators. It can even help make your posture decidedly less Neanderthal-like, which is a plus unless you're dating a woman who's into the sloped-head, knuckle-dragging type. (I'm told they're out there 😏🤷🏽♂️ . Unfortunately, there's a problem. The typical gym rat performs face pulls so poorly it's a miracle they don't injure themselves further. . The face pull is not a "power" exercise, and it certainly isn't an ego lift too. . Make sure to do it right, and as always it’s not about how much you lift, it’s about how you lift it 👍🏽💪🏽 . . . .
Starting point, one week after dieting & then week two of dieting! Current physique is far right. Dieting/cardio is hard and not fun tbh with you, but if you stay consistent the reward, is worth it! If you want help, let me know 🤗 Please follow me: -@fitnessmotivation_0002
📣ABSENCE📣 Good morning guys and excuse me for my absence for the last days. I felt very exhausted and my mood wasn't pretty good. I had to take care about myself and make a little break. I did no sports since sunday and that's ok for me. Today is the last workday of this week for me. I'm going into a long four day weekend with my lovely King Bee. I just wish you guys a great day. 🤗