T Nation

Structural Balance


#1

Some years ago I first heard of the structural balance factor promoted by Charles Poliquin. I find it kinda weird that a coach would go by numbers to a that great extent, but anyways ...

In this blog post, Poliquin states that you cannot pull your shoulders too far back:
charlespoliquin.com/Blog/tabid/130/EntryId/199/
Tip-23-Why-developing-a-thick-upper-body-is-paramount.aspx

What do you think would happen if somebody did only pulling motions for years:
Deadlifts
Farmer's Walks
Barbell Rows
Dumbbell Rows
Chins
Face Pulls

Would he be a powerhouse or would his progress stop sooner or later since he doesn't train his pressing muscles?
Thanks.


#2

why not chain yourself to a galley bench and just row for a few years. Downside, you’ll die. Plus, you’ll be jacked


#3

[quote]bro1989 wrote:
Some years ago I first heard of the structural balance factor promoted by Charles Poliquin. I find it kinda weird that a coach would go by numbers to a that great extent, but anyways …

In this blog post, Poliquin states that you cannot pull your shoulders too far back:
charlespoliquin.com/Blog/tabid/130/EntryId/199/
Tip-23-Why-developing-a-thick-upper-body-is-paramount.aspx

What do you think would happen if somebody did only pulling motions for years:
Deadlifts
Farmer’s Walks
Barbell Rows
Dumbbell Rows
Chins
Face Pulls

Would he be a powerhouse or would his progress stop sooner or later since he doesn’t train his pressing muscles?
Thanks.[/quote]

Why are you thinking about this?


#4

wtf is this shit


#5

[quote]BONEZ217 wrote:
wtf is this shit[/quote]

seriously