February 15, 2016 william

BodyBuilder.com Identifies The 5 Most Underrated Shoulder Exercises

Your shoulders deserve special treatment. They sustain a lot more wear and tear than many of your other joints. Remember this, when it’s time to give them a workout.

 

1. Overhead Press Exercises Are Actually Very Different From Each Other.

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Make sure you know which muscle you’re working when using dumbbells, barbells or other weights for heavier presses. Moderate weight sets for reps can be done behind your head, but with heavy weights, keep the movement in front.

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2. Vary Your Workout, But Keep Them All Shoulder-Friendly.

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This is especially important for those suffering shoulder pain. You don’t want to aggravate it. But, even those who are pain-free should vary their workout so as not to aggravate the joint.

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3. Do Not Extend Your Elbows When Performing Single Joint Shoulder Exercises.

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 An easy mistake, making sure your elbow is slightly bent allows the motion to come from the shoulder joint only.

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4. Make Sure You Address Your Weaker Areas.

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By focusing on only certain muscles, other ones will visibly smaller. This can even change your physical appearance so that you look “slouched”.

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5. Don’t Ignore Your Rotator Cuffs.

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These smaller muscles need special attention. They help stabilize the shoulder joint.

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