I’ve got a shoulder sequence i wanted to share with you today that I do with my clients- killer on the delts, and I like to do them back to back.. to back with no rest. Anyone can do this! Just Choose a weight that you can do 8-10 reps with while keeping good form of each exercise. It is a lateral raise, a front raise, and a Reverse Fly - back to back to back - for your shoulders!
Beginning with our lateral raise, keep good posture, don’t shrug your shoulders, and raise the arms up to your side. You can bend your arms a bit, but don’t use bent arms to cheat. Oh yeah, and did I mention keep good posture? We always want to strengthen our bodies while holding a good position. After 8 to 10, we are on to a front raise. Start with your arms by your side and your palms facing your body. With slightly bent arms, raise your arms and rotate your hands so at shoulder level your palms face the floor. After 8-10, it’s time for some Reverse Flys. This is great for the rear deltoid and an excellent exercise for posture. Start by pulling your shoulders back, keep your back straight, bend your knees just a tad and bend at the waist. With your arms slightly bent, use your shoulders to lift your arms and control the weights on the way down. Make sure you keep your head straight.
Oh Yes, almost forgot - to make this more difficult, raise the weight, or to add another challenge, you can do this on an Indo Board. I use the Indo Board for this exercise because it makes it fun, challenging, and it has really helped improve my Stand Up Paddle surfing. Really. It forces you to use lots of different muscles and control those muscles in space via your subconscious. This makes these 3 exercises in one a regular in my program. But, what about you? What is your favorite shoulder exercise? Also, what other gym equipment do you use at home that I should be aware of? I’m always looking for cool new stuff. If you are looking for something more advanced for your shoulders, check out my Handstand Pushups Tutorial Here, or my at Home Workout Playlist Here. Follow me on Twitter @fitnessontherun, I’m Jon Ham from Fitness on The Run, and I’ll see You Next Monday!