Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Forbes Living TV–Fitness Series Part II—Stunning Shoulders

When you start a workout program it’s a good idea to set a few goals. Think about what your weaknesses are and what you want to work on. Many women like to focus on their shoulders. There is nothing prettier than a woman wearing a sleeveless dress with beautiful shoulders.

There are few exercises you can do to not only improve your shoulders but make them stunning. Forbes Living TV did a bit of research on this topic and came up with a few tips.

Forbes Living TV on How to Strengthen Your Shoulders

Dumbbell Lateral Raises-start this exercise with about 3-5 pound weights in each hand. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold the dumbbells in each hand with your arms slightly bent and then slowly raise the right arm to your shoulder. Make sure you don’t lock your elbow. Repeat this exercise with your left arm. You should do about 8 to 10 reps per side. Take a look at one of our favorite workout websites for more shoulder exercises

Upright Row-use your 3-5 pound weights for this exercise also. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with a dumbbell in each hand in front of your hips, your palms should be facing your body. Lift your elbows shoulder height and bring the weights in front of your chest. Hold them for 3 counts and then release. Repeat this exercise 8-10 times.

Resistance-Bands-you will need resistance bands for this exercise. Stand on the center of a long resistance band with your feet shoulder-width apart. Then hold one end of the band in each hand at waist level, raise the extended arms in front of your body to chest level with your palms facing down and then slowly lower them. You should do this exercise 8-10 times. Here is another exercise site that we are very fond of for a few more resistance band exercise ideas you can try

This is a great starting point toward beautiful shoulders. Try these exercises and then add a few more for a challenge. Here is a great website for shoulder exercises and other workout ideas The producers of Forbes Living TV suggest you speak with your doctor before you start any new workout programs and start slow.

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