Crossing High Pull
Step 1: Stand tall with arms resting in front with Link™ crossed in "X" fashion.
Step 2: Bring the elbows and hands up to eye height while keeping trunk straight and chest and chin high. Hold for 1 count.
Step 3: Return to resting position in controlled manner.
Tips: Keep the shoulders locked back and down to insure the shoulder tendons are the ones being worked. This will also ensure the rotator cuff muscles (rhomboids) are working to stabilize. The more you fight to keep your shoulders away from your ears the more you will work the rotator cuff muscles; if you want to work the upper trapezius to get a big neck, finish with a shrug squeeze at the top (bring shoulder up to ears).
Link™ to Exterior: Handles held in hands. Hands resting at sides
Stance: Hip width. Standing tall