If you’re interested in developing that “barrel chest” (along with a PAIN FREE UPPER BODY) – then read on.
This might just be the most important “missive” you’ve got from me thus far, my friend. Drop everything you’re doing for the next few minutes until you get through this.
Back when I was a kid in high school, I was one of the skinniest guys around. I wasn’t much of an exercise fanatic back then – but something I’ve always wanted to have, is a huge upper body.
At that time, I had no idea about how to train the body, or what parts of the body are the most important to train – or anything like that. All I knew was that I wanted a huge barrel chest along with arms to match.
And mostly for the “look” – it’s sad, but true, that most kids at that age don’t have an inkling of what REAL strength can do for you.
A few years later, I started to train regularly, and started doing push-ups on a regular basis.
These didn’t quite give me the results I wanted, but then I found out I wasn’t doing them right. Once I started doing them right, I started to see results.
Fast-forward a few years, and I’m doing like 250 push-ups per workout – on a daily basis – which is not a bad number to be cracking off daily.
And I got more than the results I wanted from this routine but, I still wasn’t quite growing out of my shirts like I wanted to. I had a flat stomach, a strong chest – but my shoulders, while not under developed by any means, weren’t bursting out of my shirts.
But, there was ONE thing lacking in my routine – and that was doing push-ups from a handstand position; in other words, handstand push-ups.
Ever since I started doing this amazing exercise, I’ve never looked back.
My upper body strength has skyrocketed – and my chest and shoulders have grown broader than ever before. I’m 37 years of age at the time of writing this, and not exactly a spring chicken any longer but I have a far stronger upper body than I’ve ever had before in my life.
Not to mention my waistline – it’s currently way SMALLER than when I was “supposedly” in my prime at the age of 23!
And folks keep asking me if I go to the gym and lift weights.
My answer is always, NO. It’s an honest answer. I don’t lift weights, but remember that body weight exercises done correctly will give you even more “bang for the buck”, and the example I’ve just given you is a case in point.
Even if you aren’t interested in looks or strength, the handstand push-up does MORE than that.
It rehabilitates and builds up your shoulder muscles, as well as the surrounding tendons and ligaments. Remember that strong muscles are useless without strong connective tissues, and the handstand push-up goes a very long way in rectifying that problem.
I’ve heard of many a case of an injured shoulder getting better – and pain free, and STRONGER via this exercises. Done correctly, there is no reason why you should not benefit from this movement either!
Learn more about this amazing exercise, and how do it right HERE – https://0excusesfitness.com/shoulders-like-boulders/
P.S. – And no, for those of you that think “living with upper body pain is something that you can’t avoid” if you’re into strength training – well – think again, my friend. Get cracking on the handstand pushups the way I tell you to in the course (https://0excusesfitness.com/shoulders-like-boulders/) – and work on the supplementary exercises as well – and THEN tell me.
I bet you’ll be singing a different tune altogether.