Shoulder Exercises Sculpt And Tone/Reduce Risk Of Injury

Shoulder exercises help both men and women strengthen and tone the arms and shoulders. They also shape and sculpt for a better appearance.

Conditioning the shoulders can also reduce the risk of injury. Daily tasks can be performed better. Posture can be improved.

Rehabilitation from shoulder surgery or injury can reduce or eliminate pain by strengthening and conditioning this area. Specific exercises after rotator cuff surgery, for example, strengthen and heal.

When designing a shoulder workout, you should work the three heads of the muscle. Dumbbell weights are ideal for toning and strengthening this area. Simply choose three exercises for your routine.

Check out the following exercises to start:

1. Seated dumbbell presses- Sit on a bench or chair. Sit up straight. Raise the dumbbells to your shoulders and press overhead at the same time. Lower and repeat for 2-3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions.

2. Side dumbbell lateral raise- Stand with feet shoulder width apart. With dumbbells at your side, raise them up to shoulder level. Lower and repeat for 10-12 repetitions.

3. Bent-over lateral raises- Bend over at the waist. Raise the dumbbells until they are parallel with floor, elbows slightly bent. Lower and repeat for 10-12 repetitions.

Working the shoulders will also help to burn calories as part of your exercise routine. You will be working one of the large muscle groups to accomplish this. Shoulder workouts don't have to be long or complicated. Just choose two or three movements to work this area. Both men and women can benefit from shoulder exercises.

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