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Common Gym Mistakes – Training Shoulders

From my own experience of training, observations made with other gym goers, along with the thousands of of hours spent training my clients on a 1 on 1 basis, I’ve noticed a number of common mistakes made when it comes to training shoulders.

The mistakes summarised:

Overhead pressing:
– Hands positioned inside of elbows
– Resting at the bottom of each rep
– Pressing excessively in front of or behind head
– Lack of symmetry

Lateral Raise:
– Over emphasis on front delt and failing to target mid delt
– Creating momentum to lift weights

Rear Delts:
– Failing to isolate them
– Retracting shoulders too much and over-engaging back muscles

Front Raises:
– Excessive bending of elbows during rep and over-engaging biceps

Shrugs:
– Poor ROM
– Failing to squeeze traps adequately

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