I wrote a great post on multi-joint exercises the other week. In that post I recommended cutting all single joint exercises out of your workout program. Now it is time to state the exception to the rule. And this exception is pretty important.
I recently discovered that I have a bit of an issue with my shoulder. I am pretty sure it is rotator-cuff related. So I’ve included two special movements to strengthen the muscles in that area so they are strong enough to keep up with my shoulder presses.
So today’s lesson: You an use single-joint exercises to shore up weak spots that are holding you back.