What’s going on Nation? I’m going to demonstrate for you guys how to do a face pull now this exercise It’s an isolation exercise. We’re gonna be hitting the traps really hard here and what this exercise is also gonna do is help you with doing a lot of movement such as cleans or power cleans now what you’re gonna need is a cable machine and a rope and what you want to do is set up your pulley so that it’s about chest height or a little bit lower. You don’t want to be pulling from too high now although this is an isolation exercise for the traps it’s not that easy and it’s gonna be a hard to really get those shoulder blades to retract which you guys gonna see in a minute But you’re also gonna be hitting a lot of muscles that are used throughout your external rotation of the shoulder Such as your teres major, teres minor posterior delts. Okay guys So what I want you to do is get an overhand grip on the rope take a couple steps back And make sure the shoulders are dropped. You don’t want to start up here drop those shoulders Your feet about shoulder width apart and what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna pull the rope to your face That’s why it’s called a face pull and as you pull the rope you want to make sure those elbows are always higher than your wrists You don’t want them down here, and it doesn’t take that much movement to do it, so you really have to focus and pay attention Now once you have that part down and you’re able to pull the rope back and keep those elbows nice and high you want to focus on trying to get that retraction in your back and getting those shoulder blades to pinch so come on over here and take a look up I’m gonna pull back and really squeeze those shoulder blades while keeping those elbows higher than the wrists come back forward come back squeeze get those elbows high Just like this. We’ll do one more Nice big squeeze shoulder traction Bring it in so that’s how you do a face pull. Hope you guys enjoyed this great demonstration video for more information visit us on Scotthermanfitness.com and as always more good stuff coming soon. See you guys

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