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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Shoulder Abductions

by Nellie

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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Shoulder Abductions

 

Today we are working on our shoulders!



Believe it or not spring is actually showing it’s face around these parts! With spring comes beautiful spring (strapless) dresses! These shoulder abductions are a really great way to zone in on those shoulder muscles. Like any shoulder exercise, a light weight is always recommended as those muscles get fatigued pretty quickly. Although this exercise is great for a sports injury, I think its a great general exercise. If you don’t work out your shoulders often I would suggest starting with a water bottle then moving on to heavier weights.

Have you ever tried shoulder abductions?

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13 comments

Kristina Walters April 23, 2014 - 5:17 am

I do love working on some nice shoulders. My one side always has a little soreness to it so I have to be careful what and how much I do. Great move!

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Nellie April 23, 2014 - 9:21 pm

Shoulders look so good when they are defined!

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Allie April 23, 2014 - 6:19 am

I have a love/hate relationship with shoulder work. Those tiny shoulder muscles start burning very quickly! I love the results but oh the pain!!!

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Nellie April 23, 2014 - 9:21 pm

The burn is so real. When i get to the shoulder song in bodypump, I shed a little tear. 🙂

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Janine Huldie April 23, 2014 - 7:18 am

Yay there I can totally do and so going to try. And yes I too am finally showing off my of my arms as spring is slowly showing up!! 🙂

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Nellie April 23, 2014 - 9:20 pm

ha! I love the rare occasions when I can get you an exercise you can do!

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Carly April 23, 2014 - 8:33 am

I love this exercise and often program it for clients, as well as do it myself. Except I call it caption. 😉 I always cue that the thumb should be facing up throughout the movement, to keep the shoulder externally rotated.

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Nellie April 23, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Thats a great tip Carly!! I have to remember to do that for sure!

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Tamara April 23, 2014 - 10:51 am

I do love the title – abductions!
My shoulders get REALLY tense – I suppose I store a lot of stress there. All the more reason to get it out!

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Nellie April 23, 2014 - 9:16 pm

me too Tamara! I constantly find myself pushing my own shoulders down, crazy tension spot those shoulders are!

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Kim April 23, 2014 - 1:56 pm

My shoulders have always been my weakest area. I’m not sure I’ve done that exact angle of shoulder abduction – better add them in!

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Nellie April 23, 2014 - 9:03 pm

This angle is new for me too!!

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Leslie April 23, 2014 - 9:16 pm

I love how you find different exercises for areas that are often worked out the same way over and over and over again. How many overhead presses and front/side raises have we all done? Thanks for finding another new fun one. (and until my arms/shoulders are looking better, I’ll just stick with some light sweaters!)

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