How To Do a Shoulder Workout

swo The shoulder is a highly flexible part of the human body. It allows the arms to be used in various ways. It is also very unstable. Many people get injured with shoulder problems.

The shoulder is actually dependent on muscles, ligaments, and tendons for its stability. By strengthening these areas, you can have a  more stable and strong shoulder. Here are some basic exercises for the shoulders.

Military Press

Sit on a sturdy bench. Hold the at chest level barbell with shoulder width grip. Push the barbell upward, so that it is line with your shoulders. Hold the barbell up at arms length. Bring the barbell back to its original position. Do at least 15 repetitions.

Dumbbell Press

Sit on a study bench. Hold two dumbbells with an overhand grip. Hold them close to your shoulders, with palms facing forwards. Push them upwards until they reach arms length. Bring them back to the original position to complete one repetition.

Side Raises


Hold two dumbbells at your sides. Bend your elbow a little, and make your palms face with each other. Now raise the dumbbells in a semicircular motion a little above shoulder level. Bring it to the original position to complete a repetition.

Front Raises

Hold two dumbbells in front of you. Let your palms face you. Lift both your arms a little above shoulder level. Bring it back to the original position to complete a repetition.

Bent Shoulder Flyes

Sit at the end of a sturdy flat bench. Bend yourself to lower your upper torso. Hold the dumbbells in front of you. Let your palms face each other. Raise the dumbbells to the back, and bring it down to its original position to complete a repetition.

Shrugs

Shrugs can be done using barbells and dumbbells. For a barbell shrug, hold the barbell at shoulder width in front of you. Stand upright. Now just do a shrug to lift the barbell upward, and bring it back to its original position to complete a repetition.

A shrug is an upward movement of the shoulders.
For a dumbbell shrug, hold the dumbbells at your sides and do a shrug to life the dumbbells upward. Bring it back to its original position to complete a repetition.



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