Q: Hello. About the Post Exhaust Routine: Is it twice a week? Workout 1 on Monday and Workout 2 on Friday?

 

My Answer: Hit each workout twice a week. So Workout 1 can be done Monday and Thursday, while Workout 2 can be done Tuesday and Friday.


 

Q: I just read one of your articles on Bodybuilding.com, and I was wondering if you could help me with something. I have been riding BMX for about eight years now, and I can say that I am in pretty good shape.

I’m happy with my body overall, but my chest is the one thing I can truly say needs the most improvement. I know of the chest building exercises that could give me a stronger and less flabby chest, but I have a shoulder problem that holds me back from most them.

Even if I do simple push-ups, my shoulder will hurt the rest of the day. I was wondering if you know of any low impact/effective exercises that I can do to finally get rid of my flabby chest. And any other tips would be much help to me.

Thanks for your time, and I hope to hear back from you.

J. Minozzi
Honolulu Hawaii

 

My Answer: When you have an injury or muscular imbalance, your first priority is to fix the injury or heal from it. Physique training is no longer important. What’s the point if you can’t even do a push-up? So go to a physical therapist or somebody trained in Active Release Techniques.

I have no idea what your shoulder problem is, but it sure as hell doesn’t need to do chest exercises to aggravate the problem. BMX biking doesn’t help either, because sitting on that bike promotes very poor posture. Usually bikers need to strengthen their abs and upper back to straighten their postures out. So bottom line: go to an ART specialist and fix your shoulder first, fix your posture second, then do some chest exercises that don’t hurt.

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