Shoulders are another muscle group that people often experiencing difficulty in targeting when they’re in the gym, with triceps and traps often becoming heavily involved in movements. Here are a few tips to allow you to work your shoulders effectively.
1 PRESS FOR YOUR SHOULDERS
When dumbbell or barbell pressing, many people will finish the movement
with their arms straight, as high above their head as they can, and lower it
only half way down. Pressing in this way will bring your triceps into it and can
take the stress for your shoulders.
To place the emphasis on to your shoulders, take the weight down to just above
your shoulders, then press it to just above head level. This will force the shoulders
to do more of the work and prevent the triceps from taking over.
2 PERFORM PROPER LATERALS
When performing lateral raises, many in the gym go too heavy too fast, which
causes the traps to become involved to complete the movement as a shrug
action often becomes involved. By taking the weight down, it will prevent this
shrug movement from becoming involved, and place more stress on your shoulders.
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