I LIKE clubbells – ( Clubbell alternative – Get a sledgehammer or 2 ) – and I think they are a great way to improve both shoulder stability and shoulder mobility.
PLUS .. clubbells seem very shoulder friendly …
Maybe it’s because I’m older and hopefully wiser … BUT I’ve finally come to the conclusion that you don’t have to do the traditional weightlifting movements to develop shoulder strength. Don’t get me wrong … I wish I could still bench 300 lbs … but not at the expense of my shoulders.
I guess you could say my priorities have changed. Now, it’s all about functional strength with as little pain as possible.
So … clubbells, medicine balls, ropes, kettlebells and sandbags see as much action on pressing days as the traditional barbell and dumbbells … maybe more! Here’s a shoulder exercise I’ve started doing recently – The Flag Press.
How to do the Flag Press
TaDaaa … pretty cool, huh? If you take a close look, you’ll see his clubbell is “homemade” and covered in black duct tape.
I’ve got an idea for a homemade clubbell and hope to post a video about it soon. In the meantime … here’s some more shoulder rehab and performance goodness … enjoy !!
Standing Shoulder W - video
KT Tape: AC Joint Sprain - video
Al Kavadlo – Extreme Calisthenics - video … exceptional shoulder strength, mobility and control
Bear Crawl – video
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