Antagonistic Lifting Routines & Safety for the Shoulders

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Doing antagonistic lifting routines and practicing safety for the shoulders is a really great way to maximize a workout without getting hurt. The biceps and triceps are the best antagonistic muscles to use for working the shoulders. Find out more about antagonistic lifting routines and safety for the shoulders with help from a fitness expert in this free online video.

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Hey, this is Jacques Laventure. And today I'm going to show you antagonist lifting routines and safety for the shoulders. Today we are going to go over antagonist lifting for the shoulders only because with antagonist exercises you maximize your workouts, such as super sets. So if we're going to do shoulders we're going to do biceps and triceps because that's an antagonist muscle. It's really important if you want to maximize your workout. And also it helps prevent injuries properly working out the antagonist muscles have balance. And so today I'm going to show you a few various exercises you can do for antagonist shoulders and making sure it's really safe. The arms are antagonist to the shoulders so we are going to start off with bicep curls. Remember we are going to do slow contraction and we are going to choose a weight that is at least challenging 10 to 12 reps. Really control that weight. We're going to begin with bicep curls. Squeezing, come down slow. Chin is up. Natural arch. Chest is out. Squeeze those biceps. So when you do a bicep curl it's actually a nice little stretch. Really important, it's going to help get your stretch for the shoulders. The next exercise for the arms is going to be the tricep extension. So we are going to try and put our elbows as close to your ears as possible. And really isolate the triceps. Chin is out, chest is out. Core is engaged. So the bis and tris great exercises for the shoulders. A good antagonist muscles. So when we work them out we get the shoulders get a nice stretch.


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