Platter Shoulder Workout

I am calling this shoulder workout “serving a platter” because that is the motion you do - and because it works great if you use an actual platter!! I demonstrate this with both a light set of weights and a platter, so feel free to use either. You could even load up your platter with objects for an extra challenge, and do slow and steady movements - just don’t add anything breakable in case it falls off!



This will engage both your shoulders and upper back. Be sure to keep your shoulders down and back, and when you lift your arms, stop them at the height of your shoulders. When you pull your elbows back, focus on contracting the muscles of your upper back as if you were pressing your shoulder blades together. Try a set of 16 and repeat!


I hope life serves you up something great today!