Saturday, April 3, 2010

Calisthenic for the lats with no pull up bar

This is not intended to promote "AthleanX" - I know nothing about it (no affiliate payments or anything). What I thought was interesting in the video was the second exercise he demonstrates - a limited range sort of pullover / straight arm pulldown.

Interestingly the range of motion he uses on this to me looks similar to that prescribed by Bill De Simone in his Moment Arm Exercise book. I'll have to check

I am often on the look out for calisthenics for the lats - pushups, squats are fine but the rear of the body can be hard to hit. His hamstring move looks good too.


5 comments:

williebr said...

TRX works great at home or on the raod - light, compact and versitle. You can definitely get a lot of pulling done. AND, where as push-ups and pull ups and pullovers all recruit the big internal rotators of the shoulders - lats, pecs; the TRX allows for pulling in the horizontal plane so you can actually get scapular depression & retraction.

For most people the shoulder blades are elevated and protracted all day - at the desk, in the car, eating...

Steven Low said...

Hence why I suggested handstands be coupled with manna training for bodyweight exercising.

These two both don't need equipment, and keep shoulder strength and mobility balanced.

Albeit if you need equips to do easier exercises best go with some rings... I guess trx is OK. Or you could grab a doorway pullup bar.

Always the option of going outside on ledges or trees and doing pullups. Same with stairwell. There are always options.

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Mim said...

TRX works great at home or on the raod - light, compact and versitle. You can definitely get a lot of pulling done.