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Pull with Push

I know it’s a good idea to train every push motion and pull motion proportionally in order to avoid muscle imbalances but how should I pair up basic core exercises? Does the Bench Press match up with Pull-ups or Rows? Do Dips match up with Cleans? What sort of combinations make the most sense?

Read this article:


Halfway down the page it lists movements that work different shoulder functions.

Read Mike Robertson and Bill Hartman’s new article too.

Stand between 2 adjustable cable colums and set both pulleys at shoulder height.

Take a plit stance and face one pulley with your back to another.

Grab both handles.

Now push with one and pull with the other.