Are face pulls effective?
Face Pulls are an isolation cable (or banded) exercise that activates and improves your back and shoulders. They are highly effective both as a warm up and as a strength and muscle building exercise in their own right.
Is face pulling Safe?
Put simply, face pulls with a cable are a great exercise! However, face pulls with a band are a different story in that they violate the number one rule of resistance band exercise safety: never pull a band toward your face.
What kind of exercise are face pulls?
Face pulls target the posterior deltoids of the shoulder, which are often neglected by other shoulder exercises. You use a cable pulley machine to pull the weight straight toward your forehead. Exercising the rear delts will prevent muscular imbalance and build overall shoulder strength.