Look at the size of those Delts! Huge right? That may be so but they’re STILL not big enough to save even the 6 time Mr.Olympia Phil Heath (guy in the picture above) from the number one gym injury.
You’re probably thinking: “Of course he can get injured, he’s lifting very heavy weights that I’d never lift”. I’ll tell you that while it’s true that you probably don’t lift the same weight as Phil Heath, this injury can happen to ANYONE who is lifting what’s considered heavy for their individual level of fitness.
Meaning that if you’re a newbie who’s pressing 30 lb. dumbbells over your head and that’s what’s heavy for you, then you’re prone to this injury too.
What’s this injury I’m talking about? It’s a shoulder injury and it is absolute hell. Not just because of the pain that comes with having a shoulder injury but the activities it keeps you from doing. Imagine not being able to put your t-shirt over your head without pain or holding the steering wheel while driving for even short periods of time. And quite possibly the worst thing is; imagine going to the gym to train chest but your shoulder hurts after every single rep!
Everyone who’s had a shoulder injury knows this feel.
There is a solution though. And it involves training a specific group of muscles that no one ever talks about. Like EVER. It’s a small group of muscles that’s responsible for keeping everything in your shoulder joint stable which ultimately prevents pain.
A group of muscles that are so important in fact, that if you didn’t have them, your arms would literally be dangling from your body. So the more these muscles get weakened, the more your arms hang loose from your body, and the stronger they are, the more tightly connected to your body they get.
It’s time to start thinking about training in a new way. Not training JUST for aesthetics any more but for functionality, performance and safety as well because at the end of the day, if you end up like this:
Then it’s back to square one again. And it can be avoided so easily by knowing what to do and why to do it.
Be someone who trains smart. And your first step to doing that is by watching my video below where you’ll learn how to train smarter and avoid the most common gym injury known to man.