What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Would you get pissed if I called you a cheateréNow, don't take offense because we all are to some degree. See, if you're working out and you're liftingweights, you're cheating. And it's not because you're consciously trying to do it, guys. I made a point a couple weeks ago in a tutorialwe did on ab training and specifically how our hip flexors take over for our abs where I said one comment, that our bodiesare masters of compensation, and I think it
might have blown by that too quickly. See, the fact of the matter is our bodiesare so damn smart. And in order to get them to respond to ourtraining, we have to force them to not be so efficient with what we're doing in theweight room. We have to make our workouts inefficient froma standpoint of, we can't let our bodies tell us the movement patterns they want to movein because guess whaté They'll cheat. They'll cheat around your strengthdeficits. They'll make every single move we do easier.
So what I wanted to do was just showcase afew of them to show you just how our bodies take over and make exercises that should be done oneway make us do them completely different and at the same time they rob us of the resultsthat we should be seeing while doing them. So, right away, if you're going to do yourshoulder training, you can pretty much guarantee that unless you're consciously examining howyou're doing each rep, you're probably cheating on those reps, andI can tell you you're probably costing yourself some shoulder size in the process.
First of all, I call it the Traps Trap. Whenwe're doing a Side Lateral Raise, what likely happens hereé What we know, and you can alwaysanalyze this part of the exercise, you're just trying to work that dumbbell fromsomewhere down at your side to out at your side because you know that's how the exerciseis executed. But we don't know how we get there and whatmuscles are helping us do it. And a lot of times, anything that's in the area of themuscle you're trying to work will try to contribute. In this case, the traps take over to a largedegree. The Traps Trap is that while I'm trying to get this dumbbell up, I let my traps shrugand help pull up.
You can see that just by shrugging, I'm ableto elevate this arm higher, but it's not really focusing on the side delt that I'm tryingto really have do the exercise. So, we don't want that to happen. That cheatis one that's not going to help you in the long run. So what we try to do is let the arm stay,I've demonstrated this in a previous tutorial, stay low and almost like it's going undera fence. Try to reach up and under the fence. If you at least do that, you're depressingthe shoulder on this side, try to keep the trap out of it, and reachup and out. You can still bend a little bit
at the arm, but that is even a little bitof a cheat. I'm ok with it because you have to adapt byallowing for a little bit heavier weight if you do that because you're basically shorteningyour movement arm here, ok. But, if you're going to keep it straight outthen obviously now you've got more gravity here pushing down on your arm that way itbecomes essentially heavier, ok, so, that's 2 cheats in 1. Next is another area of the shoulder. It'sthe front delts, and we've done this before, too.
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You know, you're askingme if I get sick of being a bodybuilder. Never. I mean, I love liftingweights, that's what I do. Let's go, Jay, come on. Come on, come on.
Stack 'em is the show. Come on. Almost every night, seriously,quot;When is he coming iné When's he coming in nextéquot; What do you think peoplethink when they see Jay in the gymé Most of 'em can't believethat they can be that big, to be honest with you.
First time you see him,it's a lot of looks. Everyone goes shakes his hand,interrupts his workouts, takes pictures. That's excellent. Appreciate it, man. But Jay has never turnedone person down ever to take a picture, to do an autograph,to talk to someone. He's always been out of hisway to help everyone out.
When Jay comes in, everyonewants to be like Jay. Not like Mike, everyonewants to be like Jay. The biggest achievement thatI'd never expected was to give the motivation to a lot ofpeople when I was just trying to be motivated myselfto go to the gym. You know, I train in publicbecause I don't want to be surrounded and locked inthe lifestyle to the extreme. I mean, I live init day in, day out.
You know, I'm cooking andtraining and never stepping out of the shoes of being who Iam and that's Jay Cutler, the bodybuilder. So for me, I have my ownsanctuary which is pretty much my office that, you know, here Ilook around at the achievements. I'm surrounded by what mylife from the beginning to now has become. So, for me, it's enough for meand, yes, I have some functioned
equipment in the gym, likecardiovascular and that kind of things, which arenecessary in the morning. I don't want to have to drive tothe gym so that allows me to be able to get in what I need toand, of course, I leave all the weights to the gym. They have the most weights. I like to do variety. You know, I move heavy dumbbellsso, you know, I work anywhere