WOMEN - DO YOU HAVE SHOULDER AND BACK PAIN? READ ON..

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If you are a guy, of course you train chest 😃 It is every guy's favourite body part to train. Not as popular within the ladies, however I would like to explain why training chest can SAVE you ladies from getting shoulder and back pain.

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➡ THIS IS FOR ALL THE LADIES - I had a client a while ago and she was suffering with severe shoulder pain and weakness. She had tried everything, avoiding the shoulder when training, focusing on developing the back more, getting massage, yada yada... When she came to me, I had a very simple solution for her - go to the gym and do some chest! Of course when I said that, she was pretty skeptical, as in her mind, training the muscle which is potentially causing the weakness will be detrimental. Well, guess what everyone, she came back stronger than ever, just after a few weeks focusing on good movement and getting full contraction in the Pectoralis major muscle. BUT HOOOOOW? Let me explain:

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➡ I have said this before, but the pec major is a very significant muscle in your upper body, NOT ONLY FOR GUYS. It is very important that this muscle has enough strength and flexibility to be able to hold your anterior shoulder girdle and to not let the posterior chain take over (which happens most the time).

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➡ You need to remember that girls are carrying extra weight on the front of their body. YES, your breasts are essentially made up of adipose tissue, which believe it or not, is heavy. So many women complain of back pain and most of the time it is a question of your chest muscles not being able to do what they are there for!!! So, please ladies, begin training your chest in the gym. All is needed are small movements at first, like the ones in the video, you do not need to be bench pressing, unless you like that stuff.

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➡ GUYS! GIRLS! GYM BROS! And everyone else, bring some awareness to your training. Look at how slowly I am moving my arms, there is no rush, the gym is not going anywhere. Squeeze your shoulder blades back and down away from the ears and keep them there. Keep your elbows slightly bent and bring the cable forwards, until you almost reach your hands. DO NOT LET GO OF YOUR SHOULDER BLADES, keeping them in a contracted position is vital for the exercise.

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➡ Lastly, breathe out when you bring your arms in and breathe in when your arms are coming back up. Squeeze your chest as hard as possible in order to get the medial aspect of the pec and focus your attention on the feeling, You want to feel the burn. Remember, the slower the better - show some control.


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