Hey, everyone. Today we will record TOP 6 additional exercises for shoulders and upper limbs. These are the exercises that I use in my training and I remind you – they are VERY helpful. And have proven themselves over a long period o time. So I put them in sequence: from the easiest one to the most difficult. We start with #6. Under the #6 we have…a complex connected with a resistance band and a ladder. And…of course…with that person who will do it. I use the resistance bands every single training to warm up my shoulders as much as possible and prepare them for the training. The first one.. ABDUCTION 10 reps as slowly as it’s possible Abduct…Stop…Return… The same, but from under the body. Slowly….stop…return. Stop…return… We do two exercises for one hand. And two exercises – for another hand. And then..REDUCTION. Arm – straight. To “finish” your shoulders…finally. The circular rotation. Combined. I continue doing it until I feel that “burning”. I think every person feels this moment in a different way. I have about 20 rotations for each hand. It’s 1 set. And you need to do 2-3 sets. And..I remind…before the every single training. And I promise you that your shoulders will be ready for the load you’ve planned. We also have a complex in #5. Which consists of PUSH-UPS..but with a larger amplitude… and..REVERSE PUSH-UPS.. watch the way I do it. I do it with a pause in the bottom..when lowered down… 1-2 seconds to let your shoulders stretch well. To feel how your body relaxes when you squeeze up. The next. REVERSE PUSH-UPS. Also..lower down..Pause..Squeeze up. I emphasize that we lower down slowly and get up quickly. Get down slowly and stand up as quickly as possible. My advice: do 2-3 sets. for PUSH-UPS and REVERSE PUSH-UPS And that’s enough, as we don’t want to overload arms. That won’t let us do the basic exercises because the arms become “clogged”. TOP #4. RAISE. “Hello” to the whole Chinese national team. Peculiarities: Take it..the way you feel comortable. The starting position: band a bit forward. Strain your lower back, incline forward. Plates are parallel to each other, and don’t touch the body. We direct the bones of little fingers and elbows up during the movement. Thus, the plates turn a bit. Watch. “Lowering” is also important in this exercise. We lift up slowly. And put down slowly. Literally…2-3 sets..8-10 reps each.. And you’ll be enough too. We move to the TOP #3. The first “three” consist of exercises, which requires basic level in Olympic weightlifting CrossFit, of course. Therefore, there are some difficulties in performing these exrecises. All of them are connected with a barbell. #3: SOTS PRESS. Squat…fold your elbows up. The barbell is on your shoulders. And press the barbell up from this position. And rotate shoulders. Not every person can do this exercise. Definitely. Therefore, to prepare yourself I advise Try to perform this exercise in the sitting position. And lower the height of the bench gradually. Till that moment, when you’ll be able to do this exercise from the full squat. When you sit in this position and feel comortable… Press up. Basic points I’d like to pay your attention to: When we press the barbell up: bring you shoulder blades together and squeeze the shoulders up to have a proper and strong fixation. TOP #2. The main difficulty is not about how to press and how much to press. But how to hold and stabilize the weight, which will move in your hands, as long as possible. Have a look. The main difficulty is to stabilize the weight which moves above your head. The pause should be at least 4 seconds. Because the plates move in this moment. and lead to destabilization in the shoulder joint As you can see, in order to do this it’s necessary: plates – as small as possible is more preferable, increase the weight gradually and resistance bands – with the maximum level of resistance, green seems to be up to 65 kg Attached to opposite sides. Believe me, weight plays a much smaller part in this exercise than duration of retention and weight stabilization over your head. You can do this exercises with a clean or a snatch grip. Therefore, I won’t repeat this exercise with a snatch grip. I think all of you can try to do it with a wide grip. And we move to…in my humble opinion.. to a very hard, but very interesting exercise for those who prefers split jerk especially We move to TOP#1. So.. top #1 I do not even know whether to show it or not. Because…to be honest.. I do it..hardly.. But still. We do the same we did in the TOP #2. The same. We press the barbell up. But we do it rfom the “split” legs position. I remind what is split. When we stand in the basic position. And the front foot is the “leading” one. Depends on which leg you use to push. Moved orward. Stand on a full foot. the hind leg the hind leg – more than 90 degrees angle. In this position, we have to press the barbell up and stabilize the movement and the position. To make it even more interesting do 4-5 presses and complete with squats. But the rep is considered to be done when we touch the floor with the knee. Let’s go! Take the starting position. Take the “split” position. And push up. 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 And squat from this position. One Two Three Four And switch the leg. 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 Squat… Return back…and put down on your chest I think by the way, I’ve just had that thought those previous five we can probably skip them With this additional only… you can “finish” yourself and…you won’t get to the main exercises you’ve planned. OF course it is more convinient to do this exercises from the racks. But as we’re in the street and we were not allowed to be in the gym I do it in this way. Try it. Good luck to you! And the next video is going to be about TOP 6 for improving flexibility and mobility of your shoulders and upper limbs Stay tuned. Bye!


  1. great video!

  2. Лешка, откуда штангетки такие?

  3. What do you think about press for weightlifting? and why do you like to rotate your shoulders in the jerk?

  4. Леха привет с Израиля. спасибо очень-очень крутой комплекс. Кросфит Петах Тиква .

  5. Where in the US can one find a resistance rope like the one Aleksey uses all the time? I feel like everywhere I have looked its those colorful bands.

  6. Excellent as usually, you are the boss aleksey

  7. а можно зажать штангу в локтевом суставе,и поднять руки вверх ,коснувшись кулаками ушей?

  8. отличный видос Алексей!
    ждём за плечи,там архи-важно!)

  9. супер👍

  10. спасибо за видео!

  11. Спасибо за очередное полезное видео! Я такого в интернете ещё не видел. Жду следующего видео о мобилизации.

  12. Спасибо! Жду следующего видео.

  13. Бесценно!!!

  14. почему в зал не пустили?

  15. Tehnjik, tehnjik, tehnjik!!!!!

  16. круто

  17. great stuff; thanks Aleksey

  18. Алексей спасибо! Добавил в избранное)

  19. Excellent video again👍
    Could u please do a similar video in the future about top ab/core work exercises (best carryover to weightlifting and functional strength not asthetics)

  20. Алексей, приветствую! Всегда с интересом смотрю твои видео. Огромная просьба, покажи технику толчка в полный сед – "китайский швунг". Какая должна быть ширина хвата? Регламентируется ли ширина хвата в толчке правилами? Заранее спасибо 🙂

  21. Very helpful and beautiful seeing Aleeksey in action, but where's Mr.Klokov ?

  22. Приветик, а есть какой нибудь комплекс, если человек некоторое время не может заниматъся в зале тяжёлая атлетикой, комплекс для растяжки и гибкости?

  23. Спасибо за видео, много полезного.
    Как Вам эти новые штангетки?

  24. Amazing. Spasiba

  25. Aleksey, Do you have any other rotator cuff stabilization exercises when you have instability?

  26. Отлично!Для меня актуально.

  27. Excellent, highly informative. And you're all this for free!! The world needs more people like you; who help others without expecting anything in return.

  28. thank you very much for the valuable tips and great videos!

  29. берём коромысло с наполненными вёдрами и жмём 🙂


  31. где такой жгут купить?

  32. this is really cool

  33. Very informative and enough variations to keep the student engaged. Thank You!

  34. This is amazing! Much appreciation from California

  35. Can any weightlifter help me out?
    I get calf pain when back and front squatting. Below parallel it's the worst.

  36. …Алексей,молодца! Гордимся земой!)))

  37. Really interesting. My shoulder joints are a bit sketchy so this stuff should be great!

  38. this guy is one of the very very less on yt that are natural. when he visit cal strength he was propably the only one inside that place who didnt used roids! and he still is much better than all of them! brothers christian orthodox russian rules!!!

  39. no snatch press behind the neck

  40. 13:13 taco pizza?!?!

  41. хорошие упражнения) я еще пробовал ходить гуськом с резинками со штангой над головой )))

  42. очень – очень понравилось видео… мужчина ну просто очень!!! Все доходчиво и красиво

  43. 2:32 hardcore dance windmilling workout! Only the hc heads will understand the joke. Kkkkkkkkkkkk. Nice video!

  44. я бы ещё добавил турецкий подъём

  45. Spasibo za uprajnenie dlya talchok.umenya kakraz talchok fiksatsiya nexoroshiy spasibo

  46. How many reps for each exercise?


  48. Awesome teaching sir

  49. This might look comical, but it HARD AS HELL! 11:20

  50. Subscribed, dude you are doing a great job on providing high quality education.

  51. there's like 6 exercises in 1 exercise


  53. This is priceless, thank you so much.

  54. This is really really helpful video. Thanks a bunch Alexey!!

  55. I NEED THIS IN ENGLISH PLEASE! even subtitles is OK but i don't trust youtubes subtitles

  56. Sir I get pain on the bone when I keep the bar in my shoulder. And also can't rotate the elbow fully outwards and so have to take the bar with fingers to stabalize. Anything recommended please. And yes you are a great inspiration

  57. I am 3 years late to the party but, you know you're gonna die when an OLYMPIC Gold Medalist says to skip ALL exercises when to do just the #1 difficult exercise lol.

  58. Леша, Это Ютюб) Тут 90% 15ху на бицепс делают) А ты им показываешь разводку 15 килограммовыми блинами, да еще и держишь их тремя! сука пальцами)))

  59. I'm so glad I found this channel, really helping me with a few little areas I've been stuck on.

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