"International Chest Day" Mondays just got a little more intense with the MostFit™ SYN Rings. While the chest press is an excellent exercise to work your pectoralis major/minor, triceps complex and anterior deltoid, why not throw some serratus anterior, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis in there too? Oh yeah, don't forget transversus abdominus, rectus abdominus, multifidi, and your internal and external obliques!
The MostFit Syn Rings turns your ordinary chest press into a whole new beast. The Syn Rings change the game by making an exercise with a force vector in only one direction - down - into an exercise that requires you to resist forces in every direction to prevent the bar from ripping your shoulder out of the socket and giving you a nice dent across the face when the bar lands on it. This means more neural activation to more muscle fibers in your spinal and shoulder stabilizers, not just the prime movers. Try a set of these with 50-65% of your 1-rep-max before you lift heavy, and see how much lighter the weights feel once your nervous system has been primed.
Dr. Santo Riva, DPT, OCS, NASM-CPT is a doctor of physical therapy and board certified orthopedic specialist at Evolution Physical Therapy and Fitness in Los Angeles, California. He uses instability training to get his patients and clients back into the game and into the best shape of their lives.
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