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How to Do Shoulder Packing for a Back Workout

Learn how to do shoulder packing from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this home back workout for men video from Howcast.

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Hi guys. This is Max Tapper again for Howcast, and what I'm going
to show you how to do today is shoulder packing.

Now, what shoulder packing basically is is retracting your shoulder blades back and holding for a certain amount of time. That's it. Alright? Now, what this does is it helps work a lot of the stability muscle in our upper back. A very important
place to be, a very important place to work, and it also is very good for our
posture. So let me show you how we do this.

Now, the very important thing here is to make sure that you're not
shrugging. So we're not trying to lift our shoulders to our ears, we're
just trying to retract our shoulder blades back and hold. Okay? Back
and hold. See the difference? This is a shrug. This is retract. So
back and down that's the way you want to think of this.

Now remember, this is just a stability exercise. This is used to build the strength
in a lot of those upper back muscles and it does not require a lot of
weight. It's not something you want to pack a lot of weight on. You
can use something very light and just hold the isometrics again. So ten
seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, release.

Choose whatever feels most comfortable for you, but definitely do these. They're very good in fixing your posture, and they're very good for helping your upper back
get stronger.

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