Face pulls get lumped into the “shoulder health” category, but when you really break it down, the rotator cuff doesn’t get a ton of stimulus if you perform the exercise the traditional way. Usually it just turns into a glorified row or lat pulldown. That’s fine for upper back strength, but if it’s cuff strength you’re after, a few small tweaks to your technique can make all the difference.
This week’s Technique Tuesday explains how I coach face pulls to maximize rotator cuff involvement for stronger, healthier shoulders. Check it out: