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Why You Should Not Do Behind-The-Neck Lat Pull Down?

August 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Lat pull down is a favorite exercise in gym. No doubt, if done correctly, lat pull down help obtain “V” shape. However, I have seen some are doing pulling the bar behind their head with the belief that by pulling the bar down behind the head, they get a fuller contraction for the lats muscles. […]

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Back Workout (11) – Dumbbell Shoulder Shrug

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Trapezius muscle, or commonly known as traps, is the muscle between your neck and shoulders.  Traps are important for boxers and baseball players, where throwing motion is required. Steps: Grab a pair of dumbbells.  Palms facing each other.  Let the dumbbells hang at your sides.  Your arms are fully extended.  Your legs should be closed […]

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Back Workout (10) – Lying T-Bar Row

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Lying T Bar Row helps develop back in terms of width and thickness. Steps Adjust the leg height or the pad height so that your upper chest should be on the top of the pad.  For certain machines, you have to stand on the appropriate step to do it. Grab the handles with the widest […]

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Back Workout (9) – Lying Lower Back Stretch

March 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Lie on your back. Keep your head on the floor. Gently pull both thighs close to your chest, and secure them there by wrapping your arms around knees. You can also wrap the arms at the back of your knees to reduce unnecessary tension on the knees.

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Back Workout (8) – Cat-Cow Stretch

November 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Cat stretch or cat-cow stretch is one of the exercise in yoga and pilates classes. I also incorporate in my after workout stretching, especially, after I do my crunches. Why it has such name as “cat-cow”? We will see…

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Back Workout (7) – Horizontal Pull-Up

June 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Pull-ups or chin-ups are fantastic workout for upper-body strength and development. Recently, I have tried this new variation of this exercise – horizontal pull-up. It is actually a combination of a row and a pullup. You may think that this workout is very simple. It is deceiving because it is quite difficult to do it […]

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