One of the critical keys to getting strong, toned shoulders (same goes for all body zones and muscle groups) is to NOT injure them with the wrong exercises.
I know that sounds like common sense BUT the truth is there are SO MANY people hurting themselves right now as you read this…
Yes, there are countless people exercising around the world, right this very second who are doing exercises that commonly cause injuries.
I’ll talk more about that in a future post, video or podcast episode because it is a BIG problem.
Crazy thing is a LOT of “fitness pros”, “social media gurus/influencers” and “personal trainers” are unaware that a lot of these risky exercises are not necessary and that there are better ones that can take the place of the recycled, monkey see – monkey do, copy-cat exercises that flood the mass media and social media channels…
The rotator cuff is a very sensitive and vulnerable joint of the body. So we shouldn’t be throwing weights around (using momentum) and performing repetitive, jerky, fast movements that put the joint structures at risk.
For now, I share with you:
3 Bad Shoulder Exercises to Avoid and 4 AWESOME Shoulder Exercises for “Toned” & Strong Shoulders
To summarize – these are the 3 shoulder exercises to AVOID (there are more, but I’ll save those for a future video)
1 – Common Standing Lateral Raises
2 – Common Seated Rear-Deltoid Raises
3 – Upright Rows
And these are the 4 Shoulder Exercises I Recommend (there are more – but I’ll share those in a future video)
1 – Bodyweight Shoulder Press (advanced, intermediate, beginner)
2 – Single-side, Controlled Lateral Raise, 90-degree Elbow, with Pause at Top
3 – Single-side, Controlled Half-Circle Draw
4 – Stagger Stance Single-side, Controlled Rear-Deltoid Raise, with Pause at Top
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