Anything The Rock recommends, we're right on board with it - and this could be a gamechanger.
Dwayne Johnson is known as The Rock for a reason. His incredible physique is complete both on the lower and upper body. Speaking of upper body, Hollywood's leading actor unveiled one of his favourite exercises to develop his pecs: pec decks.
A choice which might surprise many, since it is a guided exercise, but it is very effective. ‘This exercise is one of the reasons why I'm a big hugger,’ he joked on Instagram. Indeed, the pec deck is excellent for isolating the pectoral muscles, as long as you don't pull your shoulders too far back. The risk of hyper-extension on this part of the body is high if you are not careful.
Other types of similar exercises for all levels
These exercises can be done in several ways, but the pec deck is still the best if you are a beginner. Being assisted by the machine allows better control of the movement and prevents injuries. Although we often start with dumbbells, this an exercise to avoid if you do not master the movement. The weight of the dumbbells along with gravity can quickly lead to hyper-extension of your shoulders and destroy your joints.
We therefore advise you to use the pulley to make the movements, which will be smoother and more secure. Especially since we can vary the angles and go even further in the contraction of the movement.
Check out the video above for more pec deck tips!