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Don’t Be Crooked

Don’t Be Crooked

If you are just beginning to strength train or weight train, here are some pointers to remember: When you train one muscle or muscle group, you need to also train its opposing group. For example, when you train chest, you MUST train back. It doesn’t necessarily need to be on the same day, but it does need to be trained in balance with its opposition. Some people even need a few extra back sets to chest sets, to correct rounded shoulders. Start with the largest muscles or muscle groups first. If you are doing an upper body day, begin with back, then chest, making your way down to the delts, triceps and biceps. This allows all of these smaller muscles to become well...

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