I never think of egg nog as a particularly New Zealand thing, mainly because our Christmases are so hot.
But then I remembered Farmer Boy, and the egg nog Almanzo Wilder’s mother makes for the family when they are working the summer harvest. This passage below convinced me that egg nog could be a Kiwi Christmas thing. Maybe Helen Cox was right after all:
“The egg-nog was made of milk and cream, with plenty of eggs and sugar. Its foamy top was freckled with spices, and pieces of ice floated in it. The sides of the pail were misty with cold. Almanzo trudged slowly toward the hayfield with the heavy pail and a dipper. He thought to himself that the pail was too full, he might spill some of the egg-nog. Mother said waste was sinful. He was sure it would be sinful to waste a drop of that egg-nog. He should do something to save it. So he set down the pail, he dipped the dipper full, and he drank. The cold egg-nog slid smoothly down his throat, and it made him cool inside." — Farmer Boy.
1961 | The Hostess Cook Book by Helen M. Cox. Line drawings by Russell Clark.
I had a client ask me if doing the lat pull down behind the neck is "wrong?" _ .
My answer to that question is no it's not "wrong" it can be a very effective movement when done properly. Form is certainly essential.
There are a few different factors that play into doing this movement properly but the area I'll highlight in this post (because I see this
most in the gym)
How do you get into proper position and How far do you bring the bar down? (Refer to picture)
While standing, grip the bar where your hands will be a little wider than your shoulders and your palms are facing forward.
Once the movement is started DO NOT bring the bar down to your shoulders only come down as far as your ears. This range of motion as you also focus on keeping your chest up and shoulders back will help you keep the tension on your lats which is the desired area.
If you're going to do this movement atleast now you have a better idea how to get into it correctly.
If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to reach out to me.
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