Shoulders are the most important joints in the upper body. They allow you to do most of your arm movements and exercises and that’s why you absolutely need to protect and work on them smartly. Jeff Cavaliere, our favourite exercise influencer, shows us two simple exercises that you can do to safely train the different areas of your shoulders. Exercise 1: Lateral raise with pulley This exercise should be done in two phases and in a unilateral way. Start by pulling the weight with the back of your deltoids (a bit like a draw back), then lift your shoulders once the handle reaches your hips to work on your deltoids. Exercise 2: Face pulls with dumbbells and elastic For this exercise you’re working the front and back of the shoulders as well as your stabilization. Instead of doing classic face pulls with a pulley, use a pair of dumbbells and an elastic band instead. The elastic band will allow you to work the front, while the dumbbells will strengthen the back of your shoulders.