You use your shoulders a tremendous amount throughout your day, make sure you feel strong, are ready to perform and reduce your risk of injury with one simple routine. Bullworker products are recommended, however, variations of the exercises below with the equipment you have available works!
The Benefits of Shoulder Conditioning
Starting this Killer Shoulders Workout and making it part of your routine will increase your physical activity. In return, increased physical activity promotes healthier blood flow, a more efficient metabolism, and improved heart health. All of these benefits help lead you to a better quality of life and decrease your chances of medical issues. The additional calories you burn during your workout will continue throughout your day and help you on your way to a more tone and defined body!
Reduced Risk of Injury
Shoulder injuries are one of the most common and can put you out of commission and even debilitate you from your daily routine. In addition, shoulders can be very painful and slow to heal. One reason they are slow to heal is because of the frequency you use your shoulders, never giving them a chance to rest and recover.
This Killer Shoulder Workout will improve your mobility, shore up your muscles and joints with proven muscle strengthening techniques all while sculpting your shoulders to look and feel better. In addition, this will improve your muscular balance and stability to keep your skeletal structure better aligned.
Adding this Killer Shoulders Workout to your routine will help improve your other strength training lifts resulting in even better gains. A general rule in weightlifting, sports, or even life for that matter is you are only as strong as your weakest link. Many daily movements and competitive motions tend to make your shoulders your weakest link.
Playing catch with your friends or kids, putting your plates away, grabbing something off the shelf, or even lifting your briefcase or suitcase. Sometimes we find ourselves limited or fatigued in necessary activities or missing out on opportunities. Take advantage of this simple Killer Shoulders Workout and start performing your everyday tasks and capitalizing on your opportunities with ease.
Improve Your Lifts
A common lift to develop your chest is the incline press. You also may have noticed your shoulders tend to feel the burn before your chest does. This is great…for your shoulders but you are not optimizing your exercise’s purpose. Stronger shoulders will help you develop the rest of your body and improve lifts such as your bench press, lat pull down, rows, planks, and much more.
Toned Shoulders Look Great!
When it comes to appearance, well-defined shoulders – deltoids to be specific – stand out. Toned deltoids imply fitness and an active lifestyle, both increasing your appeal. From a distance, the shape of a strong rounded shoulder stands out and only continues to impress as you get closer. Start toning and building your shoulders with this simple routine and boost your confidence. If you already have a routine, consider the benefits of muscle confusion by mixing up your exercises.
The Killer Shoulders Workout
1. Deltoid Raise Cable Spread
Grip your Steel Bow or Bow Classic in a horizontal position with your palms facing down on each cable grip – ensure you are centered. Spread your Bullworker’s cables by raising your top hand. Once you have spread the cables of your Bullworker between 60%-80% of your maximum effort, maintain an isometric hold for 7 seconds. When you finish your isometric hold continue with 10 isotonic repetitions. Remember to hit your Killer Shoulders Workout for Strong Sculpted Shoulders on both sides – switching hand positions.
2. Posterior Deltoids Reverse Fly
Hold your Steel Bow, Bow Classic, or Iso-Bow by the cable grips in the vertical position – your palms should face each other and grips should be centered on cables. Spread your Bullworker’s cables with focus on using the back of your shoulder – posterior deltoids. Once you have spread the cables of your Bullworker between 60%-80% of your maximum effort, maintain an isometric hold for 7 seconds. When you finish your isometric hold continue with 10 Iso-Motion repetitions. Maintain your tension keeping your Bullworker cables spread apart, keeping your arms straight – elbow slightly bent – and move from side to side. It is very important to focus on using your posterior deltoids to create the motion and not your hips or back.
3. Iso-Bow Shoulder Press
Grab your Iso-Bow with your handles in the vertical position – palms facing each other. Rotate to have your right forearm in the vertical position, right hand at shoulder height, and left forearm parallel to the ground across your body. Perform 3 isometric holds between 60%-80% of maximum effort: hand at shoulder height, elbow at 90 degrees, and full extension. When you complete your isometric holds finish with 10 Iso-Motion repetitions – keep tension on your Iso-Bow the entire time and press from hand at shoulder height to full vertical extension. Make sure to do both sides in this Killer Shoulders Workout for Strong Sculpted Shoulders.
4. Iso-Bow Lateral Raise
Grab your Iso-Bow with your handles in the vertical position – palms facing each other. Start with your hands in front of your thighs and perform 5 isometric holds between 60%-80% of maximum effort: hands down by your thighs, right hand at 7 o’clock, right hand at 9 o’clock, left hand at 5 o’clock, and left hand at 3 o’clock – see video for clarification. When you complete your isometric holds finish with 10 Iso-Motion repetitions – keep tension on your Iso-Bow for the entire range of motion and with controlled movement, move from right to left – 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock. Ensure to do both sides in this Killer Shoulders Workout.
5. Iso-Gym Self Resisted Posterior Deltoids
Securely set up your Iso-Gym shoulder to head level and grip the two handles (parallel) while facing your Iso-Gym. Walk back until Iso-Gym is taught with your arms to each side. Using your posterior deltoids and back extend your arms from side to side creating your desired resistance with your opposite arm. Perform 10 repetitions.
6. Iso-Gym Self Resisted Rotator Cuffs
Walk back until Iso-Gym is taught with cactus arms to each side – shoulder to elbow parallel to ground and forearms vertical, making a 90-degree angle. Keep your shoulder to elbow parallel to the ground and rotate your forearm between positions of vertical and parallel to the ground – alternate each rep. Perform 10 repetitions. Decrease your chance of injury and shore up your rotator cuffs with this Killer Shoulders Workout for Strong Sculpted Shoulders.
This Killer Shoulders Workout in minutes is designed to strengthen and tone your shoulders, improve your daily performance, reduce your risk of injury, and aid in increasing your lifting strength. Start this simple routine or mix it in with your current routines and start to feel and see the benefits in your daily life.
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*Bullworker does not give medical advice and is not a certified physician. Physical exertion and exercise can be strenuous and cause injury. Always consult with your physician prior to engaging in physical exercise.