Are you keeping your shoulders safe? The shoulder is one of the most dynamic joints in the body. It enables the arm to move 360 degrees with ease. Throughout our life we rely heavily on this sensitive joint to throw, push, pull, lift, swing and swim. Without its wide range of motion, most of our everyday activities would be impossible to complete.
As the body matures, daily wear and tear begins to cause muscle atrophy and loss of elasticity, as well as a reduction in overall strength. As a result, this once powerful joint becomes increasingly susceptible to injuries and chronic problems such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, and other associated aches and pains.
By implementing the right exercises into your weekly workout routine, you can keep your shoulder joint jolly and protected. Here are the top shoulder strengthening moves to try:
You will need a resistance band and free weight for some of these stretches. For best results, practice this entire circuit three times.
Prone T + I
Internal + external rotation
If you want to keep sensitive joints strong, you can’t give them the cold shoulder.