Working out your shoulders is incredibly important. Your shoulder muscles could well be the muscle group in your upper body that you use most. An athletic upper body is not complete without strong shoulders. We give you three reasons why working out your shoulders is so important.
Move more easily
As already mentioned, the shoulders are one of the most commonly used muscle groups in your upper body. Strong shoulders make your daily arm movements a lot easier. Doing work that requires strength, like painting a ceiling, or lifting heavy boxes and suitcases is a lot easier with a pair of strong shoulders. Warning: you may find you get asked to help with house moves more often. There's always a flip side!
If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer, like most people with an office job, you run the risk of slouching. This creates an imbalance and you can get shoulder and neck problems. By working out your shoulders regularly, you ensure a good posture and that you hold your shoulders properly.
Preventing shoulder injuries
At the gym too, having strong shoulders helps you avoid injury. In strength training such as dead lifts and bench presses, for example, you use your shoulder muscles intensively. If your shoulders are not fit, it is difficult to perform these exercises correctly and you are more likely to suffer a shoulder injury. You don't want that!
Muscular shoulders radiate power and gives you a good feeling! An extra boost for your self-confidence when you go through life with those strong shoulders and a beautiful, powerful posture.
Enough reasons to include your shoulders in your workout!
Including shoulder exercises in your training schedule
Are you ready to train your shoulders intensively? Add the exercises to your training schedule now! Be sure to perform them in a controlled way to avoid shoulder injuries. A personal trainer or the Virtual Coach in the club can help you with this.