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The 3 Best Exercises for Stiff Shoulders


Whether it’s from too much sitting, stress, or strain on your body, stiff shoulders and upper backs seem to affect just about everyone.

This stiffness is not only a problem for day-to-day activity, it also increases your risk for rotator cuff injuries.

That is why we want to give you some exercises to loosen up your shoulders and start moving and feeling better.

Why Shoulder Strength Matters

You may already know this, but your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. Your arm is meant to go in all types of directions, but all this mobility comes at a cost...the risk for injury is very high.

So, to offset that risk, it is important to keep your shoulder strong. Not in a “hulk” type fashion, but rather, you want to make sure it is strong in all ranges of motion.

No matter where your arm is, it should be strong, secure, and able to avoid injury.

That is why we have picked 3 of our favorite shoulder exercises to show you today. Check out the video below and see how you can keep your shoulders safe, strong, and functional!

If you need specific advice on how to build shoulder strength, I invite you to check out our 28-Day Kickstart Program.

This is our holistic fitness program where you will get the exact exercises you need to start feeling better while having a coach to show you how to do them correctly and keep you accountable to your plan.

In this program you will get:

  • Full fitness and goals assessment
  • Personalized fitness coaching to teach you the exact exercises you need to safely and effectively move better and build stamina
  • A simple meal plan to help you decrease inflammation
  • 1-on-1 success coaching to help guide you as you work to change your diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits

You can move better, get stronger, and have more just need a program that can show you what is right for you.

Click here to learn more and take back control of your health and fitness today!

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