Face Pull

face pull 

How to do the face pull 

The benefits of the face pull 

  1. The face pull, which strengthens the muscles involved for scapular retraction and external rotation, can improve shoulder joint stability and minimize injury risk.
  2. Face pulls can assist counterbalance the effects of rounded shoulders and forward head posture by improving spine and shoulder alignment.
  3. Incorporating face pulls into your training program can help balance out muscular imbalances between the chest and back, which are frequent in those who do too many chest exercises.

Exercise Tips:

  1. Maintain your chest up, shoulders down and back, and core engaged throughout the action. Stand tall, with a small bend in your knees.
  2. Pull the handle towards your face by retracting your shoulder blades and drawing your elbows back and out. Aim to get the handle up to or just above your forehead.
  3. Slowly return the handle to its initial position, keeping the muscles tight throughout the exercise.
  4. Throughout the exercise, keep the upper back muscles engaged, and prevent excessive shrugging or swinging.

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