Get To Know The Best Shoulder Workout

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When you want big shoulder muscles, you have to take into consideration that your shoulders are connected to two of the most flexible joints in your body. Your shoulders support the humerus bones that power your biceps and triceps. These bones have one weakness, the joints that connect to the clavicle and scapula.

Your shoulder joints must be protected at all times when working on the shoulder and back muscles. You’ll want to strengthen the muscles that support these bones along with the deltoids when working out your shoulder routine.

Work your trapezius, rhomboids, supraspinatus and teres major to support the scapula. This will give your rotator-cuff muscles increased strength for lifting and turning weights. The rotator cuff ligaments will be spared the additional stress as you develop these smaller muscles of the upper back.

If you are just starting, get your upper back muscles accustom to resistance exercise by doing bodyweight workouts such as push-ups and hand stands. Use lighter weights and perform internal and external shoulder rotation exercises.

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As you advance, to intermediate level, use bench presses and upright rows to increase your size and strength in your shoulders and upper back. Many beginning gym rats go straight for the weights in the start of their training and find that they over-train their shoulder muscles and injure their rotator cuff. When starting out, always aim to build strength and flexibility in your muscles with bodyweight exercises.

As you advance, go for the barbell and dumbbell presses. Try the hanging high pull for explosive power in your upper body workout. Be careful to use proper form and again, keep the weight at a safe level. There is no need to push your deltoids to a point of stressing your ligaments or injure your rotator cuffs.

In a nutshell, you will be far better off if you think of your weight training in progressive stages. You will lift a weight to either warm up, acclimate your muscles to prepare for a heavier load to come and finally, to lift a heavy load to muscle failure. If you think of your sets as having one of those three goals, you will be able to avoid injury and safely manage the weights.You will find weight training much more enjoyable and you shoulders will get bigger faster when you practice safe lifting.

Additionally, just remember that nutrition plays a vital role in adding lean muscle to your body as well. I hope this article helps you to understand by picking the right exercise routine. You will see results much quicker. Just consider starting with compound movements first.

Top Tips To Maintain Flexibility

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A major enemy of flexibility is aging. You may think that flexibility is not such a big deal to older people, but the truth is you don’t have to simply give in. Your body is not static any more than is your own. Aging changes the elasticity of muscles and joint tendons. Unless you help yours fight back, time itself will make it harder for you to bend, stretch and reach. You will also become increasingly vulnerable to injuries. Therefore there is necessity to maintain your flexibility

Challenges to Flexibility

It is a painful condition that robs yourself of the ability to enjoy many simple pleasures, such as a morning walk jumping and other exercise.

Thankfully, there are things you can do to help you maintain your flexibility. Stretching exercises can help you maintain your strength and range of motion. Here is one simple exercise you can perform to help you work out effectively

Practice bending

Forward bending. Stand straight with both legs together. gradually raise both your hands. Twist forward and attempt and touch your feet. Bend only till a comfortable position. Maintain this position for a few moments. Get back to the start position. As one does this daily you can see that the range of bending slowly increases.
Backward bending. Stand straight with both your legs together. gradually raise both your hands. Twist in reverse as much as you can to an agreeable position. Keep up this position for a few moments. Return to original position.
Side bending. Stand straight with your legs apart. Now raise your hands, bend at the sidewards and curl the hand on the opposite side over your head. Maintain this position for a few moments. Repeat with the opposite side.

Practice Hamstring stretch

Stand straight with both your legs together. Now try and bend your leg at the knee, grasp your foot with your hands and press it to the buttocks. Repeat with the other leg also.

For further flexibility workouts follow these guides.