The Face Pull Exercise is probably one of my accessory lifts for developing the back.  The majority of people who work out regularly will train the back by incorporating a vertical pull movement (chin up, lat pull down) and horizontal pull (row type movement) into their workout.  From my personal experience I have found that adding in the Face Pull exercise can help to develop the posterior back muscles (traps, rhomboids, rotator cuff, deltoids).  This exercise is generally performed  with higher repetitions (10+) to help with further conditioning of these muscles.  To see this exercise in action, please check out my video demonstration below.

To read more or to watch some videos about the Face Pull Exercise, please click on some of the links below.

T – Nation Article – Face Pull

Charles Poliquin – Face Pull YouTube Video

T – Nation – Best of Back

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Heath is a registered Osteopath and Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach.

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Principle Four Osteopathy – Docklands Clinic – Shop 4, 717 Bourke St, Docklands, 3008

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