Whether your goal is to build a jacked upper body or crush a bench PR 13, you have to push some serious weight to accomplish it. And if you’ve been training hard for years, your shoulders are probably feeling those heavy workouts. When all that pressing starts to break your shoulders down, you could stop lifting and head to the aquarobics class, or you could just get smarter about training.
If you’re lucky enough to have avoided shoulder problems – and you plan to keep training hard – then start doing preventive exercises before you’re beaten up in the first place!
What kind of exercises?
1. Reclined, Seated Alternating Lat Pulldown:
This pulldown variation feels similar to some standard horizontal rowing exercises. Reclining back reduces the need for shoulder flexion. Read more…