In the hunt for sexy shoulders, variety is key. The shoulders are actually comprised of three muscle groups — the anterior (front), posterial (back) and medial (side). So in order to train these muscles effectively, you need to perform exercises that target each specific area. With the following five exercises, shapely, sculpted arms are just weeks away. PLEASE NOTE: You’ll need InterActive Exercise equipment to perform some of these exercises.
Front Raise: Stand on the Toner with feet hips distance apart. Hold Tonerthe hips.Exhaleand pull Toner with an overhand grip at the hips. Exhale and pull Toner up and out to shoulders height, keeping your arms straight but not locked. Inhale and slowly return to starting position. You can perform these exercises with hand weights.
Lateral Raise: Stand on Toner with feet hips distance apart, holding Toner with an overhand grip at the hips. Exhale and pull each handle up and out to shoulders, keeping arms straight but not locked. Inhale and slowly return to starting position.
Moving Plank with Push-ups: Start in a high push-up position, with arms shoulders distance apart and feet hips distance apart. Keep body in a straight line and engage abs. Inhale and bring weight to your right hand, lifting left arm toward the ceiling and turning torso to the left. Exhale back to the plank. Inhale and lower into a push-up position and exhale into a high plank. Repeat on opposite side.
Wide Delt Raise: Position Door Anchor beneath door. Stand, facing the door, with one Toner handle in each hand. For more intensity, step farther away from the door. Exhale and open arms in a wide V position, squeezing your shoulders down the back. Inhale to starting position.
Seated External Rotation: Sit on the floor with your legs bent in front of you. Place the Toner on the tops of your feet, and then loop it around the outsides of your feet. Hold the handles with your palms facing one another. Place the elbows so they are an inch from the waist. Exhale and externally rotate the forearms away from each other, making sure to keep the elbows close to the waist. Inhale back to starting position.
This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.