Shoulder Injury Prevention
This isn’t about the benefits of shoulder workouts, it’s about how to make sure that you don’t hurt yourself doing these exercises. Shoulder workouts require a lot of stability and control. The last thing you want to do is push heavy weights with the wrong area of your shoulder. As your strength increases, you’ll move from moderate weight to heavy weight when doing exercises like the barbell military press. Take extra precaution when trying to lift heavier on a lower-rep day. Remember, STOP LIFTING IF YOU FEEL SHOULDER PAIN. There’s a difference between pain and soreness. Do not exercise when you feel shoulder pain; it can only make matters worse. Take time off, rest, and if your shoulder continues to hurt next time you perform an exercise, it’s time to call a doc.