Your shoulders work hard every day. Whether you’re lifting a barbell, carrying a child or lifting a fork to your mouth, strong shoulders make life easier. In fact, almost all upper-body movements involve the shoulders.
But ironically your shoulders are among the most neglected muscle groups. Thank them for their efforts by adding a shoulder-strengthening Hussle to your routine. Here’s why:
A nice pair of sculpted shoulders looks great on both men and women. Shirts and dresses hang better from a decent pair of shoulders! All bodybuilders are proud of their shoulders and take their shoulder training seriously. They are a big part of your appearance and deserve a big part in your Hussle routine.
The shoulder is a complex joint. It can lift, rotate, turn, twist and swing in almost every direction. This results in a lot of wear and tear, and proneness to injury. Keeping your shoulders strong and supple reduces the chance of injury.
Weak shoulders will take a beating if you perform back and chest exercises. Weekend warriors are also prone to shoulder injury, like torn rotator cuffs. In fact, if you’ve got weak shoulders you can even injure yourself by painting a wall!
Shoulder exercises benefit everyone, especially those who likes to Hussle. From swimming to Crossfit, bodybuilding to yoga, strong shoulders mean you can lift more, push more and go faster.
The gym is a great place to build muscle mass. And you’ll be pleased to know that gains come quickly on your shoulders.
We get it – you want to build shoulder strength without dedicating too much workout time. This exercise targets most shoulder muscles – the anterior, medial and posterior deltoids – which cover the front, sides and back. This strengthens your shoulders all-round and targets any weak spots.
To perform this exercise:
Do this exercise 2-3 times weekly for 2 weeks and watch your shoulders turn into boulders.
Nicky, you really should add specific shoulder exercises to your routine. Why don't you try it for a month and see what a difference you notice, then you can decide if it's worth continuing?
rotator cuff injury - wince! sadly really easy to do with bad exercise form. I've learned my lesson and work my shoulder muscles, correctly!
I workout my arms and always assumed my shoulders are getting a workout at the same time so I needn't bother with a separate shoulder workout. Is this not right?
believe me, you really want to look after your shoulders. I injured mine doing some heavy lifting and the pain stays with you all day. yes they just hang there, but they really make themselves know when they ache!