Shoulder Calisthenics Workout
Shoulder calisthenics are a form of bodyweight training that are effective for building shoulder width and strength. They do not require any equipment, can be performed anywhere, and are a great addition to any workout routine. These exercises will work to build the anterior (front) and posterior (back) deltoids for a well-rounded upper body.
Most of the exercises in this workout will focus on the shoulders and triceps, but there is one that focuses specifically on working your rotator cuff muscles. These are small muscle groups that can get neglected, but play a critical role in maintaining your shoulder health and function. The rotator cuff is an important part of any exercise routine, and it is especially important when doing calisthenics to avoid injury. This exercise is simple, and consists of lying face down with your arms straight out to the side to create a Y shape. Then, lower yourself to your elbows and push back up. Repeat for the recommended number of reps.
For optimal results, perform this workout 2-3 times per week. The number of times can vary based on your needs, but it is important to increase the difficulty over time to avoid plateaus. Resting between workouts is also important to allow your body adequate recovery time. This is especially important if you are new to these exercises, and to help prevent injuries. It is also a good idea to incorporate other workouts into your weekly routine, such as weight training and high-intensity interval training, to provide a balanced overall workout regimen.