This exercise will improve both shoulder strength and posture.
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Face Pull with External Rotation Exercise Hi, this is Eric Cressey with competitor.com and this is your Monday Minute This week we’re going to introduce you to a great upper body strength training exercise called the Face Pull with External Rotation. It’s fantastic not only for reducing the risk of shoulder problems but also for improving posture. To reform this exercise in a setup facing a cable column with the pulley setup as high as it will go. You know attach a rope handle to it and set up in a split stance walking it out in front of the machine. Holding a rope with your thumb is facing you, or use a rolling motion to bring that handle towards our forehead. In the process when you're strengthening a lot of important upper back and scapula stabilizers. This is a great move that we use with all of our athlete’s including endurance athletes, runners, tri athletes, you name it. We use this exercise as a general thumb towards the end of our resistance training session. Actually done more about pure strength work because it’s a definite icing on the cake exercise to really work the upper back in a functional context. Well generally perform at percents of eight to 12 wraps. Be sure to get a good hold from the position of maximum scapular attraction and lower the weight in controlled manner back towards the cable column. Be sure to check back next week for our next Monday Minute.