Best Bodyweight Shoulder Exercises for you

Level – Intermediate

Here are the best bodyweight shoulder exercises for you. You just need few kinds of equipment like Bars, Rings, Bands, etc., and you are good to go. The best thing about these exercises is that you can train yourself anytime and anywhere you want because you will perform these exercises by using your own bodyweight. Do these exercises to stay fit and to build an impressive physique.

Bodyweight Shoulders Exercises :

1. Half Hindu Push-up

Half Hindu Pushup improves your flexibility and works on your strength. The development and involvement of shoulders in Hindu Push-ups is comparatively more than Standard Push-ups. 

The muscles that work during Hindu Push-ups are –

– Shoulders

– Chest

– Triceps

– Core

2. Pull Up

Pullups are an excellent bodyweight exercise building upper body strength. While doing Pullups, you mainly rely on your shoulders and also on Latissimus Dorsi, muscle of the back. 

Each rep must start with your elbows locked and your arms straight at the bottom. Then at the end, your chin will be over the bar.

Do no do any half reps but use a full range of motion.

The muscles that work during pullups are –

– Shoulders

– Back

– Chest

–  Arms

– Forearms

3. Wide Grip Push-up

In Wide Grip Pushup, your hands are further apart than a Standard Push-up, which puts more pressure on your chest and shoulders.

People often say that Wide Grip Push-ups are bad for you, as you will end up injured after practising them. 

But Wide Grip Push-ups are not bad for you if done correctly.

The muscles that work during Wide grip Push-ups are – 

– Shoulders (anterior deltoid)

– Chest (Pectoralis major and Pectoralis minor )

– Triceps

4. Wall Handstand Hold

Wall Handstand Hold is a great exercise to build strong shoulders. Hold yourself as long as possible. This exercise will improve your shoulder mobility and wrist mobility.

It will develop great upper body strength in you. Do a Chest to Wall Handstand. The closer you get to the wall, the better it becomes.

The muscles that work during Wall Handstand Hold are –

– Shoulders

– Arms

– Chest

– Back

– Core

5. Pushaway Push-up

Pushaway Push-up will build your shoulders and strengthen them.

In this exercise, we are pushing our body away, which will let our shoulders to do most of the work.

You can also say it’s a light version of Pike Push-up.

The Muscles that work during Pushaway Push-up are –

– Shoulders

– Chest

– Serratus Anterior

– Upper Back and Middle Back

– Core

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