If you’re training at home or on the go, there are a few “trouble spots” that are more of a challenge to get at. Of course, one of those is the back. And we’ve addressed that with pull ups, assisted pull ups and even DIY suspension training gear.
The other area that many at home programs neglect is the shoulders. So I was excited to learn a nifty new shoulder exercise from our friend John Barban. This simple exercise requires nothing but some inexpensive chains that you can get at your local hardware store.
Chains are great because you can bunch them up and keep them in a VERY small space. You can even throw them in the trunk of your car for workouts at the park. Probably not ideal for your suitcase, but pretty portable nonetheless… 🙂
OK, let’s check out the Adonis Chain!
John loves this one because it beefs up the shoulders so nicely. And the wider the shoulders are in comparison to the waist, the better. That’s what John reckons anyway. And he’s pretty smart.
In fact, he’s come up with a formula to measure how attractive your body proportions are. It’s called the Adonis Effect Index. Basically, he’s studied the aesthetics of hundreds of “beautiful” physiques and determined that the overall size is much less important than the ratio of one body part to another.
This one is for guys, but they’re coming out with a gals formula soon. It’s pretty cool, cause it goes to show that you don’t have to be huge. In fact, the most attractive physiques are just the kind of well proportioned bodies that you get from training BodyweightCoach-style!