Watch Raphael Calzadilla talk about shoulders on how important they are to make stronger.
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Let’s begin with our next exercise. We are going to be focusing on shoulder strengthen stability, and also the biceps muscle. If you are wondering why I am focusing on shoulders, again, it is because people tend to have very weak shoulders. And, having strong shoulders is important. You go to the supermarket, you’re lifting things—it’s a very, very practical muscle to make stronger. Cathy is beginning with her feet-shoulder width apart. She has a slight bend in the knees. Her posture is perfect. Remember, chin upright, your stomach tucked in a little bit I want you breathing naturally. She is going to begin with her fingertips on her shoulders. Her elbows are up, and direct line with her shoulders, perfect. She is going to make a fist. And now, she is going to extend outward and come in, extend outward, and back towards the shoulders. What she is doing is by keeping the shoulders upright, she is strengthening the shoulders. And when she comes in, she makes that muscle, I want you to contract. And, the contraction basically just means you are tightening up the muscle, just squeezing and tightening it. Now, let us actually do the repetitions. Let us begin the set with your fingertips on your shoulders, make the fist and now let us do 12 repetitions. Ready? Perfect. Good. I want you to smile when you are doing it. I want you to have some fun. Put some good music on. Good. Notice how she is not dropping her chest. She is keeping her posture upright. She is breathing naturally. Get somebody helping you if they can keep their hands right here so your shoulders do not drop. Very good job, Cathy. And when you reach 12, you’re done. Nice job. Good job. Let’s move on to the next exercise.