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Shoulders and Arms Workout

To increase the strength and definition of the muscles of the shoulders and arms in one single workout.

WARM-UP

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Bird-dog

The right-arm/left leg and transition to left-arm/right leg is counted as one repetition, raise arm and leg on a 2-count/hold for 2 counts/lower on a 2-count; perform 8-12 repetitions, rest for 30-45 seconds; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Stability Ball Shoulder Stabilization

Perform 12-15 repetitions; rest 30 seconds, repeat stretch 1-2 more times.

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Frequency:

This program could be done two times per week, with at least one full day of rest between workouts.



Intensity:

To improve strength and definition the exercise should activate the larger type II motor units and muscle fibers so the muscles should fatigue before twelve repetitions. For optimal development of strength and definition the rep range should be between six-to-twelve; if you can complete more than 12 repetitions, increase the weight. When using heavier resistance for a fewer number of repetitions, the rest period between sets or between circuits should be longer. For example, an exercise with a heavy resistance for 6 repetitions should be followed by a rest interval of 1 ½ to 2 minutes. When starting the program complete each exercise or stretch for 1-3 sets resting between each set before moving to the next exercise. To increase the intensity (burn more calories); turn the routine into a circuit and complete one exercise right after the other and rest for 2-3 minutes after the completion of one circuit (all exercises).

WORKOUT

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Seated Dumbbell Press

Perform 6-12 repetitions: if doing 8-12 repetitions—rest for 45-60 seconds, if doing 6-8 repetitions—rest for 1 1/2-to-2 minutes; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Standing Dumbbell Shrug

Perform 6-12 repetitions: if doing 8-12 repetitions—rest for 45-60 seconds, if doing 6-8 repetitions—rest for 1 1/2-to-2 minutes; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Perform 6-12 repetitions: if doing 8-12 repetitions—rest for 45-60 seconds, if doing 6-8 repetitions—rest for 1 1/2-to-2 minutes; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Incline Reverse Lateral Dumbbell Raise

Perform 6-12 repetitions: if doing 8-12 repetitions—rest for 45-60 seconds, if doing 6-8 repetitions—rest for 1 1/2-to-2 minutes; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Standing Barbell Curl

Perform 6-12 repetitions: if doing 8-12 repetitions—rest for 45-60 seconds, if doing 6-8 repetitions—rest for 1 1/2-to-2 minutes; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Lying Barbell Triceps Extensions

Perform 6-12 repetitions: if doing 8-12 repetitions—rest for 45-60 seconds, if doing 6-8 repetitions—rest for 1 1/2-to-2 minutes; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Seated Dumbbell Biceps Curl

Perform 6-12 repetitions: if doing 8-12 repetitions—rest for 45-60 seconds, if doing 6-8 repetitions—rest for 1 1/2-to-2 minutes; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Triceps Pushdown

Perform 6-12 repetitions: if doing 8-12 repetitions—rest for 45-60 seconds, if doing 6-8 repetitions—rest for 1 1/2-to-2 minutes; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Frequency:

This program could be done two times per week, with at least one full day of rest between workouts.



Intensity:



To improve strength and definition the exercise should activate the larger type II motor units and muscle fibers so the muscles should fatigue before twelve repetitions. For optimal development of strength and definition the rep range should be between six-to-twelve; if you can complete more than 12 repetitions, increase the weight.

When using heavier resistance for a fewer number of repetitions, the rest period between sets or between circuits should be longer. For example, an exercise with a heavy resistance for 6 repetitions should be followed by a rest interval of 1 ½ to 2 minutes.

When starting the program complete each exercise or stretch for 1-3 sets resting between each set before moving to the next exercise. To increase the intensity (burn more calories); turn the routine into a circuit and complete one exercise right after the other and rest for 2-3 minutes after the completion of one circuit (all exercises).

COOLDOWN

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Cobra

Hold position for 20-30 seconds, return to a comfortable resting position; rest 30 seconds, repeat stretch 1-2 more times.

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Cat-Cow

Move slowly through the range-of-motion for 6-10 repetitions; rest 30 seconds, repeat stretch 1-2 more times.

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Frequency:

This program could be done two times per week, with at least one full day of rest between workouts.



Intensity:



To improve strength and definition the exercise should activate the larger type II motor units and muscle fibers so the muscles should fatigue before twelve repetitions. For optimal development of strength and definition the rep range should be between six-to-twelve; if you can complete more than 12 repetitions, increase the weight.

When using heavier resistance for a fewer number of repetitions, the rest period between sets or between circuits should be longer. For example, an exercise with a heavy resistance for 6 repetitions should be followed by a rest interval of 1 ½ to 2 minutes.

When starting the program complete each exercise or stretch for 1-3 sets resting between each set before moving to the next exercise. To increase the intensity (burn more calories); turn the routine into a circuit and complete one exercise right after the other and rest for 2-3 minutes after the completion of one circuit (all exercises).

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