When 20s-era weightlifter Alan Calvert described the pullover as the “very best exercise for increasing the size of the rib-box,” he wasn’t lying.
Then again, it was the early-1900s, the same era where we held this absurd belief that radioactive chemicals like uranium and radium had “healing” benefits (… learned that one the hard way).
As all things do, the pullover eventually fell out of style and into the old-school weightlifting history books. In its place entered a pullover machine that could simulate the exercise with solid form.
But the pullover and its upper-body benefits never completely faded.
If you’re tight on time, space, and equipment and want to beef up your back and chest while reveling in the nostalgia, we have the answer: the resistance band pullover.[Read more…] about Resistance Band Pullover: Muscles Worked & How To Do It