Working in a solid shoulders routine at least once per week, is absolutely necessary when it comes to creating a muscular and/or curvy physique.
In the gym, the goal for most men is to build a defined, masculine v-shape, whereas women are normally seeking a sexy & feminine hour glass shape. The idea is that sculpting your upper and lower body, while keeping your waistline as slim as possible through diet and fat burning exercise, is the most effective way of doing so. Women and men can achieve their body transformation goals most effectively by following the same exact movements and training plans, regardless of gender, so the advice given in the above video applies to all.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching any of my previous gym tutorials then you’ll soon understand that I like to use a lot more variation than most personal trainers when it comes to exercises. Yeah, shoulder presses are essential and should be part of your foundation gym moves, but they can get boring, and you can find hundreds of shoulder videos that recommend the same ol’ exercises if that is what you prefer!
My nature is to question everything in order to understand it and possibly make it better.
And so, I give you the absolute BEST shoulder exercises around… according to Tay.G!…
Be sure to keep an eye on this this blog section for more of my Absolute Best Exercises videos. I will be covering every muscle group in this series. Next up, we have legs and an awesome Bootybuilding video that you do NOT want to miss!
Serratus anterior is probably the most overlooked muscle in the chest group. It is known as the “boxer’s muscle”. It is most prominent in boxers, because they use serratus constantly. It’s responsibility is to stabilize the inferior angle (bottom corner) of the scapulae, but when developed will improve the aesthetics in the area outside of your pecs where your rib cage is. J-press is a great move for building up serratus. This video will explain all.
Oxford Personal Trainer should not be a title that limits my experience to one place specifically. I have pumped iron in many gyms across the world and I can tell you that chicken-legged-lobster men (lol) can be found in all of them!
The above video will break down the biggest benefits that come from training legs, but there are countless others. Since your nerdy ass is actually reading this instead of just watching the video 🙄, it is worth mentioning some of them.
For one, developed legs are absolutely necessary for achieving that male v-shape, or female hour glass shape that we all desire so much (some a lot more than others lol). To be frank, there is no such thing as a male, female, trans, gay, bi, or lesbian (politics nowadays smh) exercise. Sculpting the human body requires the same approach to exercise regardless of your age, sex, gender, race, etc.
I will also take the time to mention the obvious fact that your day to day life will become easier. Walking up stairs, carrying boxes, chasing a bus, eliminating lower back pain, etc. – just about every physically demanding task and discernment is greatly approved by lower body training.
Look better, feel better and improve your quality of life. What else is left to talk about?
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Yes, my pants are saggin’, but if you can look past that (lol) this is a really good circuit for rear shoulders/upper back. The emphasis is on posture, more specifically what is known as kyphosis, or a “hunched back.”
When performing the kick backs your palms should be facing backwards throughout and you should be lifting your entire chest off of the bench while squeezing your shoulder blades in towards your spine. Elbows should be slightly bent, but stiff and not contributing to the movement in any way.
Go straight into lying reverse flyes. Turning your thumbs out as you raise will cause your shoulder to externally rotate. This will force the inferior angle (bottom corner) of the scapulae down – great for stabilisation. 👍🏾
The last move is what I like to call a prone shrug. Focus on squeezing the shoulder blades together while lifting your chest off of the bench. You should feel it in rhomboids.
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