- Simply raise your arms out to the sides and hold them at shoulder level. Yep, that’s it! See how long you can hold them there. Believe me, you’ll be feeling those muscles engage to keep your arms from falling down!
- Holding those arms out to the side, just lift and lower your arms, like you are trying to fly! Only lift and lower about an inch or two. Again, you’ll feel it pretty quick!!
- Another modification while those arms are out to the sides is to bend the elbows and just tap your shoulders, then return the arms to the starting position. You can repeat this as long as you can stand it!
- Last (but most definitely not least) addition is to clap those hands over your head. Same starting position, raise the arms to clap over your head, and return to starting position.
Aren’t those fun? When you try to put your hair in a pony tail the next day and can’t raise those arms above your head, you know you worked those shoulders!! And just think … no weights needed!!
I know this was a short list and it’s just a taste of some easy shoulder strengthening exercises. Watch for more soon! Have an Active & Healthy day Mommies!!