About a week ago I had a great conversation with a powerlifting legend in Minnesota about shoulder health. I have been fortunate enough to go 16 years of lifting without a shoulder injury or even a shoulder pain. We talked a lot about my shoulder warm up and also over head pressing has been a staple of my training as long as I can remember.
But I think the biggest reason my shoulders have stayed healthy is when I am doing a lot of pressing or any pressing for that matter. I do a pretty long warm up and do things in between my pressing sets.
Here’s the outline: (clink on link for video)
- External Rotation with band x 10 each side
- Thumbs Up Y Raise x 15 reps
- Cuban Press with Figure 8 x 10 reps
- Kettlebell Halo x 10 reps each way
- Push Up x 10 reps
I have taken things out and added things in over the years but this has been the staple along with some RPR drills.
Again feel free to email me with any questions!