Getting loose with the medicine ball warm-up.
About 6 months ago I added KB Bottoms-up Press to our standard warm-up. It’s great for waking everything up and prepping the wrist, elbow, and shoulder for the work to come.
On the Push Press/OH Hold station it’s important to use the legs as much as possible so as not to tire the shoulders too much for the “rest.”
It’s difficult to do too much back work. Rob doing heavy DB Bent-Over Rows.
Today I prescribed 1 & 1/4 Neutral-Grip DB Chest Presses. The first portion of the rep is full range, DB to the shoulder, as shown here. The second portion is only a 1/4 rep at the top, shown below.
I saved this version of a Pec Fly for the end. I wanted everyone to keep it light and work on improving range of motion, rather than load up too much. As the DBs are lowered internally rotate the shoulders. This maximizes the stretch on the pec fibers, which run at an oblique angle. They will be sore tomorrow despite the lighter loads. Szabo demonstrating the perfect end range position.
Go heavy or go home on the Suitcase Deadlift.