In this post:
- have fun with your baby while getting a shoulder workout.
- ensure proper range of motion before using a baby for resistance.
Key Points For Doing Shoulder Presses With A Baby
- Ensure that your shoulders can handle overhead pressing before doing shoulder presses with a baby. I recommend the wall test for shoulder mobility. If you fail this test, then go to work on corrective exercises before any overhead pressing movements.
- If you have trouble maintaining a straight, upright spine while seated on the floor then sit on a chair or bench. This will put some slack in your hamstrings and allow your pelvis to attain a neutral position. Then you’ll be able to more easily stack the rest of your spine in a neutral position.
Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.
Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel
Transcript: H,i this is my little baby girl Liliana. Say hello baby girl. We're gonna, we're gonna exercise with Daddy today. This is what you want to do. Start off with your feet spread like this. Sit up tall, grab that baby take a breath in Exhale and lift the baby up. Inhale. Exhale lift the baby up. She loves it. Inhale, exhale lift the baby up. You having fun baby girl? You wanna do more? "Ten more daddy!" What you want to do is be sure that you can sit up nice and tall. Now if you're having trouble keeping your spine from rounding what you may want to do is put a couple of yoga blocks or 4 inch 6 inch or 8 inch step underneath your butt. It'll allow you to keep your spine nice and long. Be sure your range of motion at your shoulder is full you can get your arm all the way up here. You don't want to be lifting a baby if your range is here. If you're putting a load on it in this position, gonna be really tough on your shoulders. So be careful you got any benefit from this video, leave a comment below. If you'd like to get more content not available on the blog or the regular YouTube channel then click the link connected to this video you have a chance to sign up for the Run Better Now VIP Club.