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15 Unique Shoulder Exercises to Make you Look Good, Move Well and Build Strength

Pressing, pulling, strength, mobility and recovery, these exercises will bulletproof your shoulders.

4 Ring Handstand Hold

Advanced isometrics! We often think of isometrics as the easy contractions in the gym. Examples include a wall sit, side plank, sorenson holds, etc. But we can scale these up to highly advanced skills.

Think about the IRON CROSS. That is Level 10 isometric strength. If you are feeling confident in your handstand skills, then give this one a shot.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5 Archer Ring Rows

đź“ťThe Archer Ring row appears to be advanced at first but with an adjustment to the body position can be relatively accessible to a variety of skill levels.

âś…The straight arm that pulls against the ring gets a great rotator cuff stimulus. The rhomboid works in much the same way it does with a powell raise.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6 High Hang Muscle Snatch

The hanging muscle snatch is a terrific way to target the upper back and external rotator muscles of the rotator cuff. We love pairing this with an internal rotation focused upper body pushing exercise like the bar dip. The balance of the two is a great way to train both sides of the shoulder and develop great rotator cuff balance.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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