Overhead Press Alternatives

Overhead Press Alternatives

Do you want BIG shoulders?  You gotta do the Overhead Press.  That's just the way it is. BUT that can get booooring .... and when your bored ... your workouts suffer. What's a MuscleHead to do? Here are some alternatives to revive your shoulder workouts. The Half-Kneeling 1-Arm Landmine Press http://youtu.be/_ArzG9qz-yM The One Arm Shoulder Press http://youtu.be/BRH7S9-Ur_s Leaning Press: Overhead Lifting WITHOUT Back … [Read more...]

Shoulder Pain .. Is it YOUR Fault ??

Chronic Shoulder Pain

Chronic shoulder pain ... ughhh !!  We'd like to think our shoulder pain is the result of injury.  A fall ... a lifting injury ... a throwing injury ... you get the idea. It's not nearly that glamorous. BUT, we could probably eliminate much of our shoulder pain by changing HOW we live ... and HOW we move.  I've posted a number of articles about shoulder pain and how we need to Move or DIE. After watching the video below, I think you'll … [Read more...]

The World’s Most Difficult Rotator Cuff Exercise?

Rotator Cuff Exercise Innovation

There are a lot of great rotator cuff exercises ... from those that isolate the subscapularis to the ones that require complete shoulder girdle involvement.  You're only limited by your imagination and have a wide variety of rotator cuff exercises to choose from. The "real" question is ... Which rotator cuff exercise do YOU need? Dan Blewett, from Warbird Training Academy specializes in developing pitchers and has devised a great … [Read more...]

Manly Shoulders

Want Manly Shoulders ?

"Shoulders Make the Man" "Shoulder the Load" "Put Your Shoulder into It" Our language is filled with quotes indicating that your strength lies in your shoulders.  Let's be honest ... broad, powerful shoulders are impressive.  All the old-time strongmen exhibited great shoulder strength, which came from doing compound lifts, overhead presses, odd object lifts and carrying / grip lifts. This article is not about any of those lifts ... BUT … [Read more...]

Shoulders, Core and More – 360 Strength Trainer

Shoulders, Core and More with the 360 Strength Trainer

Variety is the spice of life !! From the food you eat to the books you read to the company you keep. Variety makes life ... well ... more INTERESTING ! Don't get me wrong ... I LOVE  the basics.  There's nothing better for building muscular strength and mass than squats, deadlifts, farmer's walks, heavy rows, heavy presses and chins. BUT ... sometimes the basics can get "booooring" !!  Deloading helps and is great for muscle repair and … [Read more...]

My Pushups Are Better Than Yours

My Pushups Are Better Than Yours

Now, that's a bold title ... and really meant to grab your attention. Are my pushups better than yours? Maybe .. maybe not, but the main reason I like this kind of suspension pushup is the because they really force you to stabilize your shoulders.  Let me explain ... When performing the "normal" suspension pushup, the weight of your body pushes down on the straps.  This in turn forces the straps to "squeeze" your elbows.  This is good … [Read more...]

Overhead Pressing Alternatives for Shoulder Strength

Overhead Pressing for Strength

The "king" of lifts is debatable ... some say it's the bench press ... some say it's the deadlift ... BUT in the past, "true" strength was measured by how much weight you could lift over your head. Do you remember when you were a kid and someone asked you how strong you were?  Did you rush to find a bench press?  NO .. you probably looked around to find a heavy object.  Then, you reached down, picked it up and pushed it over your head. … [Read more...]