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6 Shoulder Exercises to Improve Strength, Mobility and Stability for Weightlifting and Crossfit

If you want to be the best then you have to learn from the best.

Firstly, before we look at the 6 shoulder exercises that Aleksey recommends, watch the demonstration below of his shoulder and full body strength.

Aleksey Torokhtiy is a Ukrainian weightlifter. He won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men’s 105 kg category with a total of 412 kg. He finished in 11th place at the 2008 Olympics. Check out his simple technique and exercise advice in order to improve your own lifts, strength and mobility.


Complete this warm up complex using a resistance band. This will get you prepared for the other exercises ahead. 

“I use resistance bands in every training session to warm up my shoulders as much as possible and prepare them for training”


  • 10 reps as slow as possible
  • Twice for both hand


Keep your arms straight.


  • Continue until you feel the burn. Around 20 rotations per arm. This counts as 1 set
  • Do 2- 3 sets

“I think everyone feels this movement in a different way.”

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