It’s important to balance the ratio of pressing and pulling you do in the gym to ensure balanced development, help correct postural issues and keep the shoulder joint healthy.
However both those bench presses and pulling movements such as rows and chin-ups you’ve been doing thinking you have a nice balanced training program train the rhomboids. The rhomboids are a downward rotator of the scapular, so we now have two movements encouraging downward rotation of the scapular and none encouraging upward rotation…doesn’t sound to balanced after all does it? (Incidentally, this can often be the cause of shoulder impingement).
The push-up is so good as its a fantastic way to activate and strengthen the serratus anterior, the muscle responsible for…
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