3 Exercises for Shoulder

This is a video of a shoulder workout that Lee Hayward did with Vince DelMonte while working out at the Las Vegas Athletic Club. We did underhand Reverse Grip Barbell Shoulder Presses, wide grip up right rows, and curl grip front raises.

 Reverse Grip Barbell Shoulder Press

This shoulder exercise can be done seated or standing. It starts in a position resembling the top of a bicep curl and finishes overhead similar to any barbell press. Flexibility in the rotators of the forearm are necessary to finish motion with elbows straight.

Wide Grip Upright Row
1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the weights in each hand with palms facing your body. Your hands should hang at shoulder width from each other.

2. Slowly raise both arms simultaneously so that your elbows are pointing to the sides. Lift your hands until they are about chin high. Hold at this position for one second.
 3. Lower the weights to the start position. This will constitute one repetition. Perform this movement for 10 – 15 repetitions.

Curl grip front raises

To execute the exercise, the lifter stands with their feet shoulder width apart and weight held by their side with a pronated (overhand) grip.
The movement is to bring the weight up in front of the body to eye level and with only a slight bend in the elbow. This isolates the anterior deltoid muscle (front of the shoulder) and uses the anterior deltoid to lift the weight.

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