3 Shoulder Sculpting Exercises

movement Apr 16, 2020

Getting your shoulders sculpted can seem like a hefty task.

*Like, umm, I don't need to look like The Rock here*

The best way to get the most of your shoulder exercises is to visualize the connections and go slooooow.

I am going to take you through 3 of my go-to shoulder exercises because I've got you, ladies. This is your at-home guide to sculpting your shoulders with light weights, cans of soup, water bottles, whatever you’ve got!

Arm Raises

  • Hold onto your light weights (no more than 2-3lbs)
  • Stand tall, zipping up through your pelvic floor and deep core
  • As you lift your arms, think about scooping them out, down and up
  • Lift up across your chest
  • Use your mid-back to support you as you raise your arms
    • This will keep you from rounding forward
  • Make sure you control the movement on the way down as well
  • Work your arms closer together with each raise

Side Arm Reaches

  • Turn your palms up with your hands open
    • You want to only use 2-3lb weights for these
  • Stand tall, zipping up through your pelvic floor and deep core
  • On your inhale, reach your arms out and slightly up
  • On your exhale, pulls your arms in
  • You should really feel the connection under your shoulder blades and through your deep core

Shoulder Press

  • Bring your arms out to the side, avoiding bring them back too far
  • Bend your arms and push from underneath your shoulder blades
  • Think about pushing down out and up with your elbows
  • Use your mid-back to support you as you raise your arms
  • Make sure you control the movement on the way down as well
  • You should not feel any tension in your traps and neck

Consider your shoulder strengthening exercises no longer tricky and way more effective for your body. If you're looking to get more movement in, join me in our Core Studio membership that is FULL of workouts that can keep you moving from anywhere!


The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).

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