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SUZZQ4LIFE Posts: 1,232
4/21/13 12:12 P

Be sure to warm up first before doing any of the should exercises: I walk in place for 2-4 min. with raising my arms above my head. You need to get those joints warmed up and ready so you don't injure yourself. I had shoulder problems and had shots into my shoulder and did physical therapy. Now, I always warm those joints before lifting my weights and I use 5 pound weights.

KAPELAKIN Posts: 1,984
4/21/13 12:06 P

I've been getting much better results with my shoulders working them in compound movements, instead of isolated shoulder exercises. My favorite is the clean/push press combination with double kettlebells. Bench press, bent-over rows and pull-ups or lat pull downs will also hit your delts while working your front or back, and teach your muscles to all work together properly.

DVDIAMOND Posts: 82
4/21/13 11:49 A

Just a couple of things to keep in mind. Shoulder muscles are small compared to other muscles so you should not go heavy. Pick a weight that is light but tires you out by the 10th rep. Its very easy to injure this area. Also exercise this area last.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
4/20/13 4:48 P

shoulder presses with a dumb bell. Dips on a bench.

BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,379)
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4/20/13 1:57 P

BICEP CURLS, TRICEP EXTENSION, FLYS, LATERAL SHOULDER PRESS, CHEST PRESS AND FORWARD PRESS. Use a dumbell, medicine ball, liquid laundry detergent laundry or resistance band.

GOALIEGRANDMA3 SparkPoints: (116,577)
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4/20/13 1:28 P

What is a good upper body exercise in the spark collection that would be really good for strengthening shoulder muscles?

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