Why Natural Chest Exercises
Are The Best For You
I was looking for Chest Exercises on the internet,
and I couldn’t believe how many posts I found related to
chest injuries sustained from weight lifting. For example, one
bodybuilder reported that he had torn his left pectoral muscle while
attempting to bench press 415 pounds. He did not need surgery as the
injury was only a partial tear. Nonetheless, the injury was permanent
and would forever affect his training. For the rest of his life, there
would always be an empty space on his chest where tendons and muscle
used to be.
Another bodybuilder reported that he had suffered
a serious shoulder
injury from performing an incline dumbbell press. Although he felt like
it might be an issue with his rotator cuff, he wasn’t sure.
The only thing he was sure of was that it caused him tremendous pain
when he tried to perform a bench press.
Lifting really Healthy?
The common thread with these posts and the others
I read are that you had people who, I presume, wanted to get bigger and
stronger. However, the exercises they did to accomplish this goal
caused them to sustain severe injuries. If you perform a particular
exercise to get healthier, yet it causes you injury, how healthy is it
really? Does it make sense for you to do them too?
vs UnNatural Movements
problem with the chest exercises that these bodybuilders were
performing is that they are unnatural movements for the human body. Man
evolved in nature using his own bodyweight to stay in shape, not
lifting weights repeatedly in a gym. Think about a basic exercise like
the bench press. When you are performing this exercise,
you’re overloading your chest and shoulders with an unnatural
movement over and over again. While you are doing this, the rest of
your body is doing nothing. It might as well be lying in bed. Does this
make any sense?
If you want to be strong and healthy, you should
exercise like gymnasts and animals do in the wild. Always exercise your
body as a whole, using nothing but your own bodyweight. When you
exercise naturally, not only will you avoid injuries like the above,
but you will become stronger and healthier too.
There are some excellent natural chest exercises
already mentioned on this site, such as One
Legged Pushups. Beyond these, here are three more you can try:
Exercises – Beginner – Wall Pushups
If you are a complete beginner, wall pushups are a
great place to start. Once you can do the three variations I offer here
with ease, you can move onto the more advanced exercises with
Advanced Exercise For The Chest And Whole Body – Bear Crawls
This is a tough exercise that will work both your
chest and legs. It is unusual, but if you want results, nothing beats
training like a bear.
Hindu Pushups are one of the best bodyweight
you can do. Not only do they work the chest, but your back, shoulders,
and arms as well. Try it out and see what I mean.
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