Strength Training

Innovative way to strengthen the “chain”

One of the most common questions I’ve gotten over the years is, “How can I strengthen my posterior chain if I don’t have a glute-ham bench, reverse hyper or sled“? People that train at “regular” gyms with no specialized equipment seem obsessed with this topic. After they squat or deadlift, their options are limited as far as “posterior chain” exercises are concerned.

Today I’m going to show you a very simple, yet extremely effective way to strengthen almost every muscle that you can’t see when you look in the mirror! It’s called the banded “iron cross” good morning. Smitty from the Diesel Crew showed me this innovative exercise a couple of months ago at our original Lost Secrets of Strength Seminar and we’ve been using it ever since!

Below you will see an athlete performing a good-morning with a STRONG BAND around his neck; the “catch” is to simultaneously hold a MINI BAND in the end range of a band pull-apart. This activates the lats, rhomboids, traps and rear delts; this drastically improves the athlete’s ability to keep a neutral spine throughout the movement. Almost every single muscle from the base of your neck to the back of your knees will be strengthened! And if you train at a “regular” gym, it is very easy to carry the bands in your gym bag without causing a “scene”. Give these a try and let us know what you think!

*NOTE: I just got off the phone with my friend, Zach Even-Esh. He informed me that there are 3 SPOTS REMAINING for our LOST SECRETS OF STRENGTH SEMINAR on May 9th! If you haven’t already signed up, you have been given a rare 2nd chance! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! To learn more about this seminar, or to sign up, CLICK HERE!

Joe D.

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