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How to Cross-Train for Chaturanga: Pulling Exercise

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If you experience wrist, shoulder, or back pain in Chaturanga, Yoga Deconstructed® creator Trina Altman says you may need to cross-train with external load. Chest-pressing and bench-pressing are especially effective but then you’ll also need to balance all that pushing with some pulling, trainer Andrew Serrano says. Try the pulling exercise in this video at a gym.

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