Total Gym Shoulder Workout
John Peel joins us again on Total Gym Pulse to demonstrate an amazing shoulder workout on the Total Gym. The shoulder is the most moveable and unstable joint in the body. Muscles, ligaments and tendons are what help keep the shoulder stable and in place. It is extremely important that the muscle tissues are strengthened to keep the shoulders strong, flexible, balanced and able to handle the stress of everyday movements.
The shoulder workout that John demonstrates consists of three simple exercises. The first exercise is called the Front Raise. Begin with your legs straight out on the Total Gym glide board and grab the cables with your palms facing down. Lift your arms simultaneously up to approximately eye level and slowly bring them down. While doing this exercise, remember to keep your chest up, core tight and shoulders back. This will engage your front deltoids while also working other areas of your arm. Stability is key in this exercise, so be sure to focus on form and technique.
The next Total Gym exercise John demonstrates is the Shoulder Press. Begin by leaning forward and raising your arms to a 90-degree angle. Slowly raise your arms straight up and then return to the 90-degree angle. Make sure to keep your palms facing forward the entire exercise. This moderately difficult exercise works mainly the shoulders but will work the abdominal muscles a little bit as well, giving you a really good burn.
For the third exercise, John shows us a variation on the shoulder press. This version of the shoulder press is a little more difficult but is incredibly effective at strengthening the shoulders. To start, put the cables down and lay flat on your stomach on the Total Gym glide board. Grab onto the handles on the wing attachment, which is secured to the base of the Total Gym. Extend your arms to almost straight and then let yourself back down, keeping the shoulders and arms engaged. Do about three sets of 10-15 reps for this exercise in addition to the previous two to achieve maximum results. You’ll know you did this shoulder exercise right when later on you can’t lift your arms above your head to wash!
We would like to thank John for showing us another incredible workout on the Total Gym. If you’re interested in purchasing a Total Gym to do the shoulder workouts or any of the other workouts featured on Total Gym Pulse, please visit us at Total Gym Direct. Stay tuned for more amazing workouts from fitness trainer John Peel.
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