In the spirit for this past weekend after the awesome turnout for the EliteFTS Sports Performance Summit, I feel it most appropriate to spotlight one of Dave's exercises at the EliteFTS S4 Compound.

Here Dave is performing chest fly's with EliteFTS™ Chains attached to an EliteFTS™ Blast Strap handle.

He lays backward on an EliteFTS™ Decline Bench and starts up high on the bench to lean back and open up his rib cage to compensate for loss of range of motion in his shoulder. Dave incorporates a good amount of tempo work and sets to failure when training. Here is a quote from his log about this specific rep scheme:

With this movement I keep the tempo slower at the begin and try to fail before 6 reps making sure to stretch and contract at the top. Once I fail I will slide down and rip off a few more reps with whatever tempo it takes to fail again.

For some more great information, check out Dave's coaching logs and articles.

In most parts of the country it's pretty cold-so make sure you're covered up with and EliteFTS™ Taboggan.

Accommodating resistance is also great for any joint issues you may have by taking some of the load off the joint capsule-in this case, Dave's shoulder. Once the chains are off the ground, however, it becomes more of a shoulder stabilization effect.

If you don't know how accommodating resistance works, or if this is the first time you're reading about it (hopefully not), then check out Mark Watt's Exercise Index: Chainz for Gainz.  Accessory exercises, such as the one you see here, can even be modified using the accommodating resistance strategy, while adding additional stabilization.