Want an advanced shoulders workout? Then go heavy or go home. Shoulder exercises for advanced caveman fitness buffs will force you to push your body to the limit.
An advanced workout program for shoulders will include a minimum of three sets of 12 to 16 reps for each of the following three exercises. After a few weeks of this program … Holy shoulders!
A barbell with heavy weights is required for this exercise. Load one side of the barbell with enough weight to support your body. The barbell should be on the ground between your legs as you stand shoulder-width apart.
Squat down and grip one end of the barbell with a closed grasp. Press your body up to lift the heavy end of the barbell off of the floor while the other end remains planted on the floor. Drive the weight up using the power of your shoulders and legs. Increase the difficulty by fully extending the muscles of the body until you’re supporting the weight while on your toes. Lower the weight down to conclude the exercise.
Medicine Ball Push-Up
As a beginner or intermediate workout enthusiast, you likely worked the shoulders with traditional push-ups or push-ups on a stability ball. Push things to a whole new level by doing a one hand push-up on a medicine ball.
Get into a push-up position by pressing one hand on a medicine ball and another on the floor next to the ball. Press your feet together and keep your body upright by putting your weight on your toes. Bend your elbows and lower your body down until your chest comes into contact with the medicine ball. Keep elbows close to your sides as you straighten the arms and lift the body back up and finish the repetition.
Want to use a piece of workout equipment that makes people wonder how you got so ripped? Try kettlebells. A fairly new entry in the fitness world, kettlebells gained popularity when hardcore exercisers were using the heavy weights to make massive gains.
The pivot point can be a tricky move if you’ve never used a kettlebell before. Hook your thumbs over handles and press your palms together. Extend your arms overhead and position your feet shoulder-width apart. Pivot on your heels until you’re facing left while simultaneously extending the kettlebell to the front of your body. Pivot back while lifting the kettlebell overhead. Switch sides and repeat.
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