I would like to start incorporating face pulls for the purpose of improving my posture. I tried them for the first time out of curiosity and I could really feel it working the same muscles that get tired when I try to stand with good posture all day. My upper back used to be very rounded, which I’ve corrected, but my shoulders are still internally rotated (although less than they used to be) and my head drifts forward a bit.
What is the ideal frequency, set/rep scheme, and intensity for face pulls when the goal is improving posture? I’d especially like to hear from you if you have used them (either on yourself or with clients) successfully.
Also, to clear a couple other things up:
-I am aware that there are articles on T-nation about face pulls. I’ve read them. I would also like to hear from more people before I decide exactly how I will program them.
-I would take pictures to show you what I’m talking about and maybe get some before/after photos, but my camera broke yesterday.
-I am aware that it will take more than just incorporating face pulls to fully fix my posture. I’ve used and still use other exercises, corrective exercises, and mobility work and have made very noticeable improvements so far (people ask me if I’m taller).
Thanks in advance!