Strong shoulders make most arm movements easier, whether you’re throwing a baseball, passing food across the table, or lifting a suitcase that’s a little too heavy. Virtually every upper-body exercise involves your shoulder muscles to some extent, so strengthening your shoulders enables you to lift heavier weights for chest and back exercises.
If your shoulders are weak, they’re going to take a beating even if you perform chest and back exercises perfectly. Shoulder exercises also can prevent weekend warrior–type injuries, such as a torn rotator cuff from a softball tournament, or throwing that Hail Mary pass hoping your receiver can run that fast. If your shoulders are weak, you can even injure yourself while opening a dresser drawer!
Yes, I know dumbbells are the staple when it comes to training with free weights, but kettlebells offer more of a real world challenge. Because the handle on a kettle bell is much thicker than your average dumbbell, it’s ideal for improving grip strength; which helps to prepare you for exercises such as pull-ups. The shape and the weight distribution of a kettlebell makes it an unbalanced object which you’re more likely to encounter in real life. How often do you grab a tool in daily life and find it completely balanced How often is that box you’re going to pick up packed perfectly with YOU in mind Not very often. A dumbbell is too perfect and evenly distributed, whereas a kettlebell is closer to regular, everyday items: imperfect and uncooperative. A dumbbell is what you want, a kettlebell is what you need!
Try this shoulder press variation with a kettle bell. Why use a kettlebell instead of a dumbbell for this movement The shape and weight distribution of the bell pulls your shoulder into a position that increases mobility and muscle recruitment to help stabilize the unbalanced weight during the move, which leads to stronger muscle contractions which ultimately leads to an increase in size, strength and definition. You’ll be thanking me later.
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No, it doesn’t ever get any easier, but you wouldn’t really want it to either, right 🏋♂🔥
We came across the best photo of Jay doing his thing. What a legend 👌👍 #olympicweightlifting #thecrossfitchamber
Day 8 of the #aloinversions #yogachallenge and what a challenge it is! 💫 I’ve never actually ever gotten into Pincha before today! Over the last decade that I’ve been practicing, I never worked much on inversions but rather on increasing my flexibility. I’d watch others go upside down from afar and would envy their strength and ability but always felt a bit like my body would never do that. .I took a year or so off of practicing regularly due to pain from these conditions but started practicing regularly again about 5 months ago. This time, I was determined to get further than I ever have. I knew it would take time but I knew that if I focused on building my strength, I could make it happen. And I did. As soon as I began to build the strength in my body, my mind soon followed. I’m not going to sit here and let these disorders take control of my life. I’ve got important work to do! .
Day8 #pincha #pinchamayurasana #featheredpeacock
#aloinversions 12-21 August😍
1. Downdog ✔️
10. Free choice
Please feel free to use props and modify as needed.
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4. ➰ Post daily tagging all hosts and sponsors on your posts and using #Aloinversions
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#yogaoutside #balance #endometriosis #fibroids #womenshealthmatters #midwife #doula #midwifemonica
What would be the story behind your number There's no greater one behind Jackie Robinson's 42. The next time you face adversity, think of 42. It's a story of triumph against the odds, triumph against ignorance and how one revolutionized the game of baseball. ⚾
Overcome the odds.
Happy M🍑nday! We hitting booty today, right
So excited to get back on track after a successful move in weekend! Classes start in t-minus 1 week ☹️ but I’m excited to post here more to keep me accountable.
𝕄𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕄𝕠𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕪 ❤️
Just a little look into the day of life with a movement disorder.
I'm working so hard to better my health.
I'm putting my faith in the hands of God, my providers, and my strength.
I'm learning to not isolate myself from others.
And if I need support, I'm leaning on family, friends, loved ones, and those who care.
But most importantly,
I'm fighting. 💪🏼
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#movementmonday #movementdisorder #awareness #spreadawareness #strength #fighter
Deficit deadlift should be a must to do if one of your goals is to get better at the deadlift it’ll help to increased Leg Strength and Drive, lower Back and Posterior Chain Strength.
• 2 Set at 70% (1RM=285lbs) x 6.
If you are lactose intolerant or sensitive to dairy but still want a protein powder to help you get your protein requirements each day, try whey protein isolate. Although made from dairy, the lactose is removed and most people don't react to it.
We recommend Active Whey Protein isolate. This is unflavoured, with no artificial colours, preservatives, flavours, or additives in it. It's as pure as you can get! And because it's unflavoured you can add it to everything! Baking (pancakes, cupcakes, cakes), coffee (shake up with water and add as milk), smoothies with berries or bananas, soups and stews etc.
Super adaptable and useful!
We have 500g bags if you're not sure if you'll like it, or 1kg bags. 1kg is 33 serves, it'll last you a month if you use it every day! If you want to get stronger, build muscle, burn body fat, improve recovery, feel less hungry / hangry (just me), be less sore after training, or improve your overall health, you probably should be taking protein powder!
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Isn’t this the truth! Whether it’s weight, stress, or trying to live your life! No matter how little or how small, it affects you. But the only way to get through is to keep pushing through it and come out stronger and better 👊🏼
#motivationalmonday #weightloss #strength #keepgoing #knowyourworth
One good thing about my gym is the nice sunset in the background.
3 REASONS TO USE THE TRAP BAR DEADLIFT OVER CONVENTIONAL DEADLIFTS. -
1. Because the weight sits centralized to the body rather than in front of it, the hips are allowed to sit lower and the spine can remain a little more vertical when pulling. This is highly beneficial to any lifter with back issues, mobility issues (which shouldn't just be ignored), or longer legs. -
2. The neutral grip makes it much more anatomically efficient for keeping the shoulders pulled down and back. -
3. Many Trap Bars have a high and low grip option. The high grip option is another great benefit to those that have lower back or mobility issues, but still want to train the deadlift pattern. -
I'm very guilty of having phases where I insist on using a conventional barbell version. Not necessarily because it's better, but because of bro-based stubbornness. Then I have phases that I think of long-term health, strength, and wellness and I am reminded of how great the Trap Bar version is.
“Can you be committed to the process of what you’re doing, without being emotionally attached to the results of what you’re doing. In other words, if you don’t get what you thought you were going to get, would you still be the same individual.” Monday motivation. Be about what you say you’re about. Be relentless in your pursuits of self betterment. Hold yourself to a high standard of what you expect when you HUSTLE. #FeedTheWolf
what’s upppp guys!!! Welcome to my fitness page! As some of you know I have gone into business for myself to do online personal training💪
On here I will be posting about any FREE fitness challenges that will be coming up, workout videos for in the gym and at home, nutrition help, and motivation👍
If you guys have any questions about the 12 week program I offer please shoot me a DM and we can start to answer your questions ASAP 😁💙 There is also an application link in my bio you can fill out for the program as well👍 📷: @brando_zawicki
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HAPPY MONDAY! I’ve been a lil MIA this weekend because I had family in town & we went and saw the Book of Mormon. If you haven’t seen it. I highly recommend you go! It’s hilarious. 😜
Anyway, here’s a glute & hammie workout for your Monday morning!
1. Cable pull throughs x15
1. SUPERSET cable kick backs x15 each leg
2. Alternating curtesy lunge x12 each leg
2. SUPERSET unweighted hip thrusts
3. Single leg hammie curl x8 each leg (@missbrandidawn was making me laugh so hard 😂)
3. SUPERSET banded kick backs x15 each leg
4. RDL’s (slight bend at the knee) x15
4. SUPERSET weighted hip thrusts x15
I hope you all have an amazing start to your week! ✨