Shoulder exercises can get boring. Every time you push or pull a weight, you’re performing a shoulder exercise. Booooring !!! So sometimes, I like to try something different … add some functionality to my shoulder workout. Here’s a shoulder exercise I began doing recently. It’s a plyometric shoulder exercise and works your shoulders both concentrically and eccentrically.
laterally raise the arm holding the ball and toss the ball overhead
reach above your head with your empty hand and catch the ball
when you’ve stopped the balls momentum, repeat by throwing the ball back overhead
10 reps with each arm will make your shoulders tired.
Here are a few things to consider when doing this shoulder exercise:
start with a light medicine ball (I used a 12lb ball in the video and it’s a good shoulder workout)
it may make your biceps sore – I think it’s a result of catching the ball with your biceps in an extended position
it’s a great exercise for hand – eye coordination
Give the Overhead Medicine Ball Pass a try and let me know what you think. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer it.
Great New Website for Fitness Information
Please take a minute to check out MovementLectures.com – it’s a great new fitness / nutrition / motivation / rehab website and features lectures from some of the most respected names in the fitness industry. ( Disclosure – I am not affiliated with them in any way.)
However, I am affiliated with our Facebook page and would love to have you visit … and it’s full of shoulder information.
One final question – Did you check out the Rotater? Visit our video page to see how the Rotater can help your shoulder feel and perform better.