Came across in Vic Boff’s You Can Be Physically Perfect, Powerfully Strong
- Erector spinae
- Latissimus dorsi
This is why I like the overhead side bend.
It’ll hit all these muscles doing that exercise.
Plus there are a whole lot more benefits like improved flexibility and posture.
The spine is the key to youth. When you tighten up here, it restricts everything.
Something to think about, anyway.
Funny—when I lived in Arizona, you should have seen the stores selling wheel chairs and stuff.
They were everywhere. Lots of old folk retire there…
Point is, you don’t want to end up at one of those places.
I learned about this exercise from the George F. Jowett course, which I got off eBay.
Getting that course in the mail was awesome, it was like owning a piece of history.
I’ve rebuilt that course and you’ll be able to get it in the mail.
Here’s what happens with digital. It’s a low consciousness media. We piss away time checking our phones for a dopamine hit.
But paper you pick up and you’re a bit more serious.
You have to wait for it.
It doesn’t come instantly.
It means there’s a human touch—lots of them—to get that thing to you.
So mail it will soon be. (Gotta finish a deck project first)
Which means if you want to get Lean, Healthy, Strong in digital format, here’s the link:
P.S. I’m serious about the overhead side bend. I guess some call it the Saxon Side Bend. Arms overhead, lean straight over to the side. If you ask me, I’ll send you a copy of the exercise description. By mail.