There are some really great exercises to help keep your shoulders healthy and mobile. Shoulders can get injured easily and often stay with you for life if they’re not rehabbed properly. Your posture is also a sign of shoulder troubles, rounded or forward hunched shoulders for example are common in many people.
To build and maintain healthy shoulders, I’ve always believed in using the prone dumbbell row, back extensions, a wide grip military press with a full lockout and lat pulldowns.
Here’s a example workout I would do with my clients to build bulletproof shoulders:
1. Prone row x 4 sets x 8 reps
2. Back extensions x 4 sets x 15 reps (Good for lower back and rear deltoids and the lift up of the chest)
3. Wide grip military press x 4 sets x 7 reps (Good for strengthening and lengthening the shoulders and the lockout of the triceps also helping posture)
4. 4 sets of lat pull downs x 10 reps (Great for vertical method of working the lats)
This combination when done properly and with the correct technique will really improve shoulder health and longevity. Are you suffering from shoulder issues? Feel free come over to our private studio in SW1 to see how execute these moves so you won’t get injured or develop postural problems in the future.