If you’re wondering why you would want to work out your shoulders, just think about how many times you lift things during the day. Whether it’s picking up your young child or carrying a load of groceries, it’s important to keep the muscles in your shoulders strong so you can have a healthy range of motion. To ensure your joints are flexible and stable, we tapped one of Kourt’s trainers, Amanda Lee, to share three moves to tone your delts—all of which only require five minutes. Learn the exercises below.
Lateral to Front Raises
Rear Delt Flys
The Move: Shoulder Presses
How to: Sit on a stability ball holding two free weights. Bend your elbows and raise your upper arms to ear level. Push the dumbbells up directly over your head, then lower back to starting position. Repeat for 15 reps.
The Move: Lateral to Front Raises
How to: Sit on a stability ball holding two free weights. Keeping a slight bend in your elbows, lift your arms out to the side so they are parallel to the floor. Without taking a break, move your arms in front of you, then back down, creating a “T” shape. Repeat for 12-15 reps.
How to: Sit on a stability ball holding two free weights. Lean your upper body forward by bending at the hips. Keeping a slight bend in the elbow with palms facing the floor, lift your arms out to the sides. Then lower your arms back to starting position. Repeat for 12-15 reps.
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