Week 3 of our upper body posture series! Are you standing a bit taller? Are you noticing that your neck is returning? Are people no longer calling you trap man/woman? Have you noticed you can breath a bit better? Are you starting to correct your slumped over posture throughout the day?
This week we start to strengthen those muscles between the shoulder blades as well as give you some overhead shoulder control.
Start this exercise without any weights and then slowly add in some light weights, only we can be done with perfect form! Add this in at the gym or at home!
Follow this simple vid or the photos below ->
- The A- with thumbs up to the sky and arms straight lift your arms up to shoulder height. The hard part about this is staying out of those upper neck muscles and rounding those shoulder down and forward…keep reaching those shoulders down and back! (as you can see I need to continue to do some stability work with my left shoulder; I have had tendonitis in this shoulder since high school…these exercises really help!). Complete 3 sets of 10 reps
- The Y- bring the arms out 45 degrees, thumbs up, arms straight lift the arms up to shoulder height. Complete 3 sets of 10 reps. (again working into my left shoulder more… we all have those area ;).
- The T- bring the arms out in line with the shoulders (90degrees), thumbs up, arms straight lift those arms up. Complete 3 sets of 10 reps.
Get ready for next week, Week 4… Sculpting time!