Shoulder exercises are common amongst women and men. If I were to take a poll of 100 men and women asking them if they included their favorite shoulder exercises in their exercise program, I am sure 90% of them would say yes. How about you? Do you work your shoulders when you exercise?
When’s the last time you missed a heavy bench press rep in training? Do you remember what happened? It’s likely that you started strong and fast, only to have the bar hit an imaginary brick wall and grind to a halt.
Whether you miss a few inches off the chest or just short of lockout, sticking points are terribly frustrating. We all have them. They’re the bumper-to-bumper traffic jam of powerlifting. And just like that line of brake lights that stretches to the horizon, it’s ineffective at best to try to blast through it.
A few days ago I attended a short seminar at Duke Raleigh Hospital by the shoulder specialist Dr. Kevin Speer who talked about the aging shoulder. I had observed that many people are suffering from shoulder problem as they are getting older, often for no apparent reason, and I was looking forward to the talk in hopes of an explanation. I was not disappointed.
http://issuu.com/pjcc/docs/connections_jan_2014?e=1653604/5899816Sneak these three effective moves into every workout for a coveted core. (Original publication in the Peninsula Jewish Community Center's in house magazine, Connections. Issue January 2014.)