It’s not glamorous and “Instagrammable” but it is important to warm up, mobilise *and* stabilise your shoulders before you lift.
A lot of us spend way too many hours at a computer and this gives us the rounded shoulders, hunched over posture that we should spend some time fixing – both for health and looking better!
Here’s a simple sequence with a resistance band to help get your shoulders moving, feeling and looking better.
Do this every workout and you’ll be able to lift more and improve your posture quickly. Add in face pulls and rowing for even more benefit!
1st variation. Band in hands – palm up and arms straight. Pull the band apart, moving from the shoulder blades.
2nd variation. Band in hands – overhead and arms straight. Pull the band apart and down to your sides, again, moving from the shoulder blades.
3rd variation. Band in hands – overhead and arms straight. Keeping tension on the band, move your arms back behind you as far as is comfortable.