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Old 11-11-2010, 05:51 PM   #11
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The only source I had when I started was Muscle & Fitness and Flex. Pretty much the same routine week after week in a different package.
Same here manI think the only thing good about the modern mags is "probably" the health and nutritional advice
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Nope it's hocus pocus, pullovers work your chest/shoulders, lats, and a portion of your serratus.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:46 PM   #13
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It feels and looks as though they have a bit, for me, and I haven't even been doing them for very long, really.

Maybe it's a placebo thing. I don't know. But I wasn't actually expecting it to happen, is the thing. I chose them because I figured more lats and chest is always good (for me, I mean), especially in one go, and because they felt great. Seems to strengthen the intercostals, which might or might not have anything to do with it.

So yeah, tentatively, I'd say that in my limited experience so far, that "myth" does have some basis in reality. Don't know exactly how much, or how or why (not a scientist).
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Thanks Guys.

When I was young enough that they might have helped, I did them laying along the Bench Backwards—to clear the built-in weight rack—used an empty twenty pound Barbell Bar and a perfectly straight-armed technique...

And all they ever did was make my Shoulders Ache...

So I dropped them.

By the way, learning from Articles and Pictures...

Any sort of Fly or Lateral or Front Raise also seemed good for nothing but to make the Joints ache—in this case, my elbows.

Bend the arm just a Bit though...

And while I generally Preach against Momentum...

With the Fly/Raises a Little Momentum lets one handle Much More Weight.

Yes, I often wish that I knew what I have learned about training over the years, way back in seventh grade when I started training.

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I did them for years in the belief that they would expand my ribcage. My feeling is that they probably don't do anything, but this isn't based on anything concrete.

Always found it an enjoyable exercise, however, and certainly seemed to help my flexibility.
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I did them for years in the belief that they would expand my ribcage. My feeling is that they probably don't do anything, but this isn't based on anything concrete.

Always found it an enjoyable exercise, however, and certainly seemed to help my flexibility.
Flexibility when it comes to movin your arm over your head like in a Press? Thats a good point actually.
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Just wondering why people want to expand their rib cages?

Not judging or coming from a negative place.
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Just wondering why people want to expand their rib cages?

Not judging or coming from a negative place.
*IF* it were at all possible for a guy with a fairly small, narrow torso to broaden/expand any part of it, might they not want to? Other than bulkin' yer gut, that is.

Widening the lats, is another example. And so on.

Not saying that this exercise will do that for sure, however. Not an area of expertise I can claim as my own. Just (quite possibly misinterpreted or otherwise inaccurate) observations, is all I have to go on at this stage. And even if they've "worked" for me, that's just me. Who knows whether/how it might apply to any given lifter.
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i use a version of these for my lats and side seratus.
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