Got achy shoulders?
A common issue with resistance training is getting achy shoulders. Heck, it’s not just a training issue, keep living and you’ll probably get achy shoulders from daily life!
If you want to get more out of your training, your warm up should entail more than just walking on a treadmill or stair stepper until you get sweaty. Try out this shoulder primer before your upper body training session.
I’ve been using myself – a beat up old athlete – and have used it with clients with good success.
>Banded Pass Throughs and Shoulder Dislocates x 8-10 each
>Standing Shoulder Flexion Stretch (for triceps and lats) x 5 breaths on each side (hold the stretch for 5 deep inhales and exhales)
>TRX “T’s” x 8-10
>TRX Row to Eccentric Y x 8-10
>Reverse lunge to T-Spine Rotation x 5 each
**If you have any shoulder pain, you should definitely check with your doctor to make sure there is no injury that could be made worse by training. If that comes out fine, or if you just have tight shoulders that get a little achy sometimes try doing these exercises before training the upper body. They should take no more than 4-5 minutes.
Try it out and let us know how it feels!!