Strong and developed shoulders contribute to a strong and elegant torso, hence the importance of regular workouts.
If you are far from the gym or want to work your shoulders at home, today we bring you ideas to achieve this without equipment.
Although there are many shoulder exercises that we can perform with just a pair of dumbbells, the alternatives presented below do not require any sports objects and can be performed with our own body or bodyweight combined with equipment that is available in every home.
Isometric front lifts: standing up, place yourself so that the towel or belt passes under your two feet and the ends can be held one in each hand. Spread your feet shoulder-width apart or a little wider and pull the belt with your arms out in front of you. It should form an angle of approximately 45 degrees with your body. Thus, pulling the towel, we hold the position for about 20-30 seconds and repeat a couple of times.
Isometric side raises: extend the belt or towel on the floor and sit on it, with your back straight. With both hands hold each end of the towel and raise your arms slightly bent at the sides of your body while pulling the belt tight. Hold the position for 20-30 seconds and repeat about 2-3 times.
Horizontal isometric rowing: place the towel or belt so that one end is held under one of your feet and the other in one hand. Tilt your torso with your back straight and pull the towel or belt by bringing your elbow back along the sides of your body. Hold the contraction for about 15-20 seconds and switch sides. Repeat 2-3 times.
These are three exercises that will help you work on your shoulders using a loop, belt, or towel that we can all have at home.
Remember to always check your posture, and hold the contraction for a few seconds to solicit the effort from the muscles located in the shoulder.