The first step in shoulder training.
General tips on exercise for longevity of your connective tissues, joints and injury prevention.
When exercising the shoulders many say things like “toned, sculpted, defines etc” that’s fine that’s usually the goal for the appearance. Which is time spent exercising plus a healthy diet.
Before that however is the simple “range of motion” warm up. If you cannot go through a correct range of motion, more weight won’t help it when it comes to the shoulder.
Exception would be be kettlebell arm bar, but anyways...
Using your body weight or a 1-2kg dumbbell in a prone (facedown position) the following exercise is vital for you.
I,Y,T Raises with dumbbells.
Because of gravity and the angle here you won’t be able to use heavy weights and that’s not the goal. The goal is the shoulder blade movement in each exercise.
Use these at the start of your shoulder workout or as part of a general warm up to assist in posture.
Try body weight or your own arm weight first for 15 reps of each. The sensation will be a burning or tiring sensation and we call this a form of activation or warm up before upper body training. This is also beneficial before squatting with a barbell.
Keep the reps smooth and fluid and keep the function of your shoulder blades sound for as long as possible. Doing things like this can prevent trips to the physio. #rebab #warmup #calisthenics #weights #fitstudios #prehab #oly #shoulders