The Kelso Shrug System:
A Practical Guide for
Body Builders and Strength Athletes
Learn how to grow bigger, stronger, faster!
Back in the late 1960's, a tall, lanky and big-boned Paul Kelso was just finishing up a training session when s miracle occurred. He carelessly bent over to move a loaded bar out of the way, sort of heaving it aside, when he felt a response in his lower traps that year's worth of power cleans and bent-over rows hadn't touched.
Curious, he picked up the bar in a bent-over rowing position and shrugged it again with the same response. Kelso dedicated the rest of the training session shrugging with various grips and hand widths, experimenting with which ones worked different muscle groups. At the end of the day the now famous Kelso Shrug System was born.
It is important to grasp the principle that a Kelso Shrug is not a magical, single exercise but rather a natural principle based on the natural adduction and retraction of the scapula as well as other ranges of movements involving the entire shoulder girdle.
Paul Kelso's techniques utilize the natural mobility of the shoulder girdle to build a foundation for heavy lifting and to isolate specific muscle groups as an adjunct to regular training.
In addition to explaining the theory and mechanics of using a trap bar to grow muscle, this book also includes two bonus sections: The first one on Gerard trap bar exercise variations and the other, a bone structure course.
Trade Paperback: 76 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
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