How To Exercise With A Baby: Seated Shoulder Press

In this post:

Key Points For Doing Shoulder Presses With A Baby

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Author:
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
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