We are introducing you to a workout that can be used to correct imbalances, for example at the shoulder, and strengthen the upper-body musculature.
The workout is beneficial for athletes who have upper-cross syndrome (shoulders are pointing forward), are suffering from recurring injuries or want to enhance power output during stroke production.
Presented exercises include:
- DB Bench Press
- Clap Push-Up
- DB Incline Press
- DB Military Press
- Assisted Pull-Ups
- Cable Shoulder Extensions
- Cable Upright Row
- Triceps Push-Downs
- Cable Bicep Curl
Make sure you use appropriate weight so you can control the action throughout the entire range of motion. Otherwise you may only reap half the benefits.
Very often, people use too much resistance. They pull or push the weight and then just release it on the way down.
No eccentric phase, the weights basically just drop to the floor. Make the most out of your training time and work your way up to weights that make you look respectable.
It may also be a good idea to work the back musculature equally as hard as your chest to avoid strength imbalances. So use the exercise appropriately to correct imbalances.
Apart from looking weird strength imbalances can also lead to injuries.