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Depending on what plane we’re using, we can work different aspects of the muscle. Take the traps for example. When we’re upright, performing a shrug, we work the upper trap. When we’re faced down on an inclined bench, we’re working the mid/upper portion of the trap. As that angle changes, and we move into more of a pull-up angle, we work a lower part of the muscle.
The chest is the same. However, there are other plains that we may not be using in our training that can make a set much more difficult, and help us build more muscle in the process.
Take video #1. I use the push-up as an example, but the same technique can be used for chin-ups, squats, barbell curls, you name it. Take squats. If we want to focus on the outer muscles of our quads and gluts, add an outward force as we perform the exercise. If we want to work the inner muscles of our quads, groin, and hip flexors, add an inward force. Read the rest of this entry »