Bullet Proof Shoulders

Jan 25, 2021

 by Marco Sanchez

Welcome back for more tips on building strong healthy shoulders!

Shoulders are a tricky joint, highly mobile and most of the time they get overlooked. One way to improve your shoulder health is to focus on strengthening the muscles around your shoulders. This week I cover a simple drill you can do from home with only a band. 

This is one of my favorite strengthening exercises for the shoulders. It requires almost no setup and can be easily scaled up or down. 

If you’ve been a member of PDXFIT for a while, you’ve probably done pull aparts or sometimes we call them band rear delt flys. Today’s drill is a variation of that, except this version will isolate the muscles in the back of your shoulders a little more. 

Do this drill for 3-5 sets of 10-15 seconds followed by 30 seconds of rest. Listen to your body, if you start to fatigue quickly leading you to break form just stop and rest. You’ll get way more out of this drill if you focus on maintaining excellent form for 10 seconds than trying to power through 20-30 seconds of shaking and struggling. I’ve included the video description below, check it out!