Increase Your Back Gains By Pinching It!

Do you struggle to build a bulging, toned back, with a Christmas tree like rector spinae, cobblestone rhomboids and 'Y' shaped lats!?

 

All too often when training, our grips give out before our backs do, the sad repercussion of this is our backs never really get the full workout they deserve. It's like training with someone that is considerably weaker than you, meaning you never really stretch your boundaries!

There is a simple remedy to this problem, and all you've got to do to fix it, is PINCH IT!

PLATE PINCHING invokes an isometric muscle contraction (muscle contracts but stays the same length) which has been linked to significant increases in grip strength, enabling you to lift heavier for longer.

Technique

Hold a 10-15kg plate between your fingers and thumb on both hands and squeeze for as long as you can. Do 3-4 sets of these, but make sure your toes are well out of the way for any unexpected failures :s Have a head to head with your gym buddy as a little light hearted, yet highly functional, competition to see who can hold out the longest. Loser buys the Protein Shake!

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!

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