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If You Got a Table then You Can Strengthen Your Back! (And Improve Posture too)

This is one of those Exercises that you MUST DO if You want to Strengthen Your Back & Improve Posture!

Nobody really talk much about it & I don’t know why (I guess is not that sexy)

I personally have found that by doing this my Back has gotten much stronger, my posture has improved & I am able to pull a lot more heavier weight with better form!

This magical exercise is the Inverted Row!

It is a Simple Movement yet very powerful at teaching your shoulders to retract back (which we don’t get a lot of because of our typical lifestyle)

Our backs get hunched over form our typical lifestyle:

  • When sitting down at school
  • While your working at a job (either while on a computer or when folding clothes)
  • When driving
  • Even with texting you always have our shoulders rounded forward

Heck you are probably hunched over right now, watching this video either on your computer or your phone!

So we never get a chance to retract our shoulders

Or for lack of better wording: Sit Up straight!

so doing inverted rows is key to get your back to sit up straight & strengthen the upper back muscles that are weak from your poor posture of rounded shoulders!

It’s not enough to just be conscious of it once in a while & try to stand up better, you’ll notice that you will slowly be back into your bad posture

And this because you body develop this imbalance & tells Central nervous System to be in this hunched over posture since some of your front muscles get tighter & stronger than your back ones

It’s not your fault, its the way your body just acts, so by using inverted rows you can help yourself & train your Nervous System to be in a position where your chest is up and your shoulders are back

So I love doing these as they will help you strengthen your back muscles & bring back balance in your body

Doing inverted rows will:

  • Improve your posture so when your pulling heavier weights your imbalances (rounded shoulders) won’t be as dominant
  • Your body will have the tendency to be straighter & this will make you have better posture & be in an stronger position to lift heavier weights with more power
  • And with the improved posture you will walk around like a stud while looking at the majority of people’s hunched over postures

So You Must Do It If You Want To Get Stronger & Improve Your Posture!

I showed you how to do it with a Table, so you really have no excuses to not do it!

Inverted Rows at Home with a Table - No Escuses!

You can do this at any playground by using all the bars available (heck even using the swings to hold yourself)

Do it at a gym with a barbell or with rings

It’s your choice,

Practice all form of variations of it and you will Strengthen your back & Improve your Posture so you can lift heavier weights & Get Stronger!

Give them a try & let me know how they help you!

Luis Carrillo

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Sprint & Bodyweight at Playground Workout - Show Life Whos Boss

Do You Show Life Who’s Boss?

You know those moments when you don’t feel like doing something but you do it anyways?
That’s how today’s morning started for me

I knew I had to workout today and usually am pumped for it, but today I wasn’t feeling it 100%

But I did it anyway, I went to the playground and killed this Bodyweight & Sprinting Workout

I thought I was gonna bang out everything smoothly but everything went the opposite way;

I felt heavy and sluggish

I had not sprinted in 2 weeks so adding them to today’s workout crushed me!

Although nothing went like envisioned am glad I pushed trough

Doing the things you don’t want to but you know you have to will toughen up your mind,

It will build a strong character so you stop making lame excuses about why you can’t do something when life gets hard

In the end you have the choice to be in charged of the situation or be a victim

Today I choose to take charge and push trough

How about you?

Do you whine every time something goes wrong?

Or

Do you Take full responsibility and show life who’s Boss?

Attack Life & Get Stronger!

Luis Carrillo

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Recommended Resources

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Lean Hybrid MuscleBuild Muscle While Losing Fat + Learn How to Create Your Own Hybrid Workouts

Bodyweight BodybuildingGain Muscle, Reduce Pain & Revive your Energy with Just Bodyweight Training Alone (see my full experience with it here)

Grow Stronger MethodGet Stronger & Lift Heavier Weights Without Adding Bulk!