In many cases, it can be helpful in your life to be tall. The basketball court is one of them. Another reason is to get things off the top shelf or to paint the top corners of your home.
But the weight room? That's another story. If you have long limbs or are over six feet tall, you face challenges that other people do not have. Of course, they do not fit on all fitness equipment. And many traditional free dumbbell exercises have never taken your long levers into consideration.
And if you miss a repetition in heavy exercises, your joints and ligaments might pay a higher price than someone with shorter limbs. Why? Because these long levers increase poor joint angles under load.
How do you handle this? Make subtle adjustments to your workout, switch off the equipment at specific times, and tune the exercises to support your longer levers. Here are five things you should do in your workout if you are a big guy (and in many cases these hacks will work for smaller people with long limbs.)
Face Pulls: Double The Rope
Pulling the Face This is one of the best exercises for shoulder health and is often done with a cable machine, in these situations they pull on the face following the traditional rope.
Our suggestion: Hook two ropes on the cable hook and grasp each rope with one Hand, because if you're a long-range lifter and you're holding a small rope, you'll never really be able to pull your arms apart.
The facial feature has two parts: first, you pull the rope apart, and second, you turn your shoulder joint outwards Your body from impact and shoulder glide and can be opened with two ropes to make your chest lighter.
Your other option: Use a light resistance band. So you can focus even better on the movement. Just make sure the resistance band is light enough. Here you will learn the basic drawing of faces.