10 Amazing Standing Shoulder Exercises for Weight Loss : Bodybuilding
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. The anatomical structure of this joint enables it to have an incredible amount of freedom or range of motion. The ability to move the shoulder joint in a wide variety of directions is vital for complete functionality in sporting activities. Increased mobility of the shoulder joint comes at the potential expense of joint stability. Therefore anyone can experience shoulder problems. Active young people, especially children and athletes often develop shoulder injuries. After the age of 25, many individuals develop shoulder pain from the wear and tear of routine activities. Individuals who reach middle age, and use their shoulders frequently in their specific occupation are particularly susceptible to problems. Other groups especially prone to shoulder problems are weekend athletes and do it yourself painters.
To Prepare for Workout:
Stand on an even surface with your feet parallel and hip width apart. Let the weight of your body rest on the arches of your feet and remain balanced from front to back and side to side. As in the seated posture, elongate through your waist, and slightly elevate your chest. Relax your shoulders, and allow your arms to rest softly at your sides. Elongate the back of your neck and lengthen through the crown of your head. Then soften any rigidity in your body and maintain your alignment with an easy grace.
Take a moment to observe your breathing. Soften the sides of the rib cage and abdomen, and allow the breathe to flow smoothly and evenly. Maintain your breathe awareness throughout the exercises and as you rest between the poses.
During the following sequence, come back to this simple standing posture after each of the exercises and rest for a moment, being aware of how you feel in your body. Notice each time if and how the exercises have changed how you feel. Unless otherwise indicated, repeat each exercise 3 times, or to your capacity, avoiding strain.
Keep your head erect and still. As you inhale, slowly raise your left shoulder toward your left ear, contracting the muscles alongside your shoulder and neck. Hold briefly and then suddenly release the shoulder, dropping it back to its starting position. Repeat with the right shoulder, completing a total of 3 times on each side. Finally, raise both shoulders as high as you can, and hold for several seconds. Then exhale and slowly lower the shoulders, softening the shoulder muscles completely. Repeat twice more with both shoulders.