Grab a pair of super-light dumbbells—seriously, trust us on this one—and get ready for your arms to feel like they’re on fire. (In a good way, of course.)
“I call this exercise the screamer because, without resting, you’ll combine a push, a pull, and a lateral raise to attack your shoulders from every angle,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of Men’s Health StreamFIT. “Your muscles—or you—will be screaming in no time.”
You may only be using a light pair of dumbbells, but you’ll be working continuously for 60 seconds. “This keeps your shoulders under muscle-building tension for longer than you would if you performed a few reps in a row with heavier weights,” explains Gaddour. “So it will challenge your muscles in a different way, to help you build size and strength.”
Want to give it a shot? Watch Gaddour demonstrate the movement in the video below. Use it as a quick upper-body warmup, or perform multiple rounds for a sinister shoulder workout.
I call these SCREAMERS because if you do them long enough you will eventually scream like a little school girl. This is a surprisingly effective shoulder workout (or warm-up). The push-pull action works the front and rear shoulders at the same time. The extra challenge comes from fighting to keep the weights at chest level throughout the motion. Add in the iron cross and bolder shoulders are guaranteed! Start light and work for higher reps or 60-120 seconds at a time. #StreamFIT #shoulders #Workout #Fitness