Shoulder injuries suck. They can impede training, cause obnoxious nagging pain, and severely hinder your ability to do the YMCA at your second cousin’s wedding. A study from the American Academy of Family Physicians found that an estimated 20% of the population will suffer from shoulder pain at some point in their lifetime.

Thankfully, most shoulder issues are preventable. Unfortunately, most people would rather drive cross country with ABBAs greatest hits on loop than attempt a prehab exercise. Perhaps you are a “bench press every day” outlier with shoulders that would make a Cirque du Soleil performer envious. For the rest of us, chances are some prehab and soft tissue work would serve your shoulders well.

Here are six moves that you can put into a warm-up or training session that can get your shoulders moving, presses improving, and YMCA skills grooving.


The 10 Best Shoulder Exercises for Beginners

Start with these simple moves to build bigger and wider shoulders.

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