My shirts have been fitting a bit differently as of late – specifically around the chest and upper back area.
For some reason the chest area seems to be getting a lot “snugger” if you get my drift – and no, it isn’t “man boobs” we are referring to here – that makes the area LOOSER as opposed to tighter, hehe.
It isn’t losing excess weight either. If it were that then I’d be going down a size or so on shirts.
But I haven’t.
Speaking of which, I spoke to Cindy last night, her of the 0 Excuses Fitness videos, and it was a great conversation which ended with her telling me that she needs to buy “new pants” as of late -because “the old ones got too tight”.
This lady apparently ate a bit too much over the Chinese New Year break, hehe.
All good – I mentioned a few exercises to her that will get the flab flying off her within a short space of time, and I’m sure she’ll be on the 8 ball shortly in that regard. More on that later, but for now, back to chests …
And the reason for this “extra snug” fit as of late is one exercise I’ve been really focusing upon – or an exercise combo, I’d say.
A 2 exercise combo.
One being the pull-up – which of course is no surprise to those of you that have been following this pull-up maniac, hehe.
And the second?
Well, it’s not pushups – although pushups are a great, great way to build the upper body. You could build a Herculean upper body with nothing other than pull-ups and pushups – but there is something else involved here.
A forgotten exercise – and one which the boobybuilders, pumpers and toners, muscleheads, jocks and even athletes often do incorrectly.
That being the almighty DIP, my friend.
Dips, done right, truly develop the chest in a way that no other exercise can.
It gives you that “solid” rounded look to your chest – that “barrel chest” look if I might say so – IF you do the exercise right.
And the way I see most people do it is NOT right.
While I’ve said in the past that the average male today would be doing good to hang on to the pull-up bar for any length of time – it is also true that getting in the UP position of the dip -and HOLDING for time – makes people’s upper arms quiver like a maple leap in Toronto during “breezy weather” if you get my drift, hehe.
Dips, more than any other exercise are an exercise where FORM is paramount – not just to get proper benefit from the exercise – – but also to avoid INJURY – specifically around the shoulder area.
And YES, those of you with shoulder issues CAN do this exercise – only if you do it right though!
You do NOT “bounce and up down” in a crazy zig zag motion on the dipping bars as Ive seen many a guy do.
Speed is NOT of the essence here!
And you do NOT keep a ramrod straight upper back for the most part when doing this exercise.
You lean forward a little – focus your eyes on a spot at about a 30 degree angle on the ground in front of you – and go from there – in a SLOW and STEADY rhythmic manner.
Form, my friend is key – and when you combine this exercise with the pull-up – the REGULAR pull-up – as I’ve been doing -you’ll start to see results very very quickly indeed.
This great exercise is one that can deliver phenomenal results – just ask the Rock, for one, whose reputed to do this with extra weight hanging off him.
It can build MASSIVE upper arms – and traps that make you look like a bonafide GORILLA, my friend. And of course – done right – there are few exercises that focus more on the chest than this exercise does.
In Shoulders like Boulders I cover dips in detail, as well as HOW to do ’em – with pictures to boot.
Grab your copy today – – and start building that upper body of your dreams that you’ve always wanted!
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