This Simple Exercise Strengthens and Protects Your Shoulders.

The main problem with excessive and intense chest movements such as push-ups and bench presses is that you can overload your shoulders and eventually injure them. If you want to protect your shoulders while strengthening them, try lifting your face.

Okay, we laugh, but actuallypulling faces – and now is a great exercise for the back . Dr. John Rusin , a physical therapist and strength training coach, explains at T-Nation that since most of us spend our days in circles (at a table, driving a car, etc.),facelifts help us more need attention. … They strengthen the often neglected smaller muscles of the back, which can go a long way in protecting your shoulders from a variety of “push” (or chest) movements.

Facial work turns into a day to train your upper body or as a warm-up before starting your chest workout. Before you do that, watchthis video to learn how to properly do facelifts. They’re good, but easy to mess up with, so check out this Syatt Fitness article for common mistakes to avoid. First, they don’t have to be heavy. Try to do 10-15 reps and try to do it with minimal rest.Tearoff tapes are a good alternative if cable equipment is not available.

Do This Exercise Before The Bench Press | T-Nation


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