It seems as if most women, especially those over fifty, concentrate on just three body parts: abs, butt and thighs. While these are definitely important, the truth is that to really look more youthful and to achieve true fitness ALL body parts must be engaged. In my opinion shoulders are so important that I train them 2 to 3 times a week. I think all us baby boomers should.
Think about how we mentally picture an old person. The first visual is of a severely slumped body, not a person standing up tall and straight with perfect posture. Even if you have a nice lower body it’s difficult to get past that old body look to see a good pair of legs. Additionally, by sculpting your shoulders you give your body a more balanced hourglass effect. Your waist will look smaller, and if you’re a little bigger on the bottom you will look much more in proportion.
Aside from making us look good, strong shoulders gives us strength. Whether it’s lifting groceries or laundry, having a powerful upper body makes life easier. Things we took for granted when we were younger are not so easy as we age. We can turn back the clock when it comes to our vitality, even if we don’t start until we’re over fifty.
Shoulders respond very well to training but they can also be injured easily. My shoulder workout will hit all three parts of your deltoids with simple, effective moves. I encourage you to start with low weights (3 or 5 pounds) and move slowly and deliberately through the video. Concentrate on the shoulder — feel it flex and make sure to stand up straight keeping your shoulders back and down. Think about the movements both on the up and the down.
I guarantee if you do each movement 3 or 4 times and train your shoulders 2 or 3 times during the week you will definitely see and feel the results!