How to lose weight, gain muscle, and build a bigger, stronger shoulder? The best way is to ask somebody who has done it! Losing over 100 pounds and building muscle to completely transform his body.

People are constantly looking for weight loss tips, weight loss diets, weight loss drinks, weight loss motivation etc… But there is really only one real way to do it. That is by changing your behaviour.

This sounds simple, but it is not easy. Crux Fitness (Richmond and Surrey) personal trainer, Gage, lost over 100 lbs by adapting fitness as his lifestyle. And along the way, started making better and healthier eating choices.

Fitness training and working out is a big part of it to build muscle, gain strength and become healthy over all.

Gage, 23, has teamed up with Min-ju, 40, to go through a series of exercises to stay motivated as well as exploring the boundaries of his own fitness journey.

Min-ju is the owner and founder of Crux Fitness, he is turning 40 this year and has not been able to train as hard and as consistently as he would like to.

Teaming up with Gage is just the motivation and the kick in the behind that he needed to aim for a higher level of fitness.

In this video, Gage and Min-ju tackles the shoulder.

The shoulder girdle is a very unstable join of the human body. The best way to protect it is by training it the right way, with the best exercises to avoid injury and to gain muscle and strength.

Barbell overhead press. This is the big, power move. Using a barbell to do shoulder presses is great for building bigger power and more strength. Usually done as the first of a series of exercises.

Landmine Eccentric Shoulder Press: This is a great way to activate the core in the half kneeling position for added core, abs, strengthening effect. The forward pressing position is also great for those who might be suffering from shoulder impingements or tightness. The focus on the eccentric phase of the movement creates lots of tension in the shoulder, deltoids, muscle to further stimulate muscle growth and strength.

Lateral Shoulder Raise with External Rotation. This is a must do for better shoulder health and mobility. Make sure to use a lighter weight so you can smoothly perform the external rotation at the top to activate the rotator cuffs.

Reverse Dumbbell Fly. This is one of the most important exercise for training the shoulder. It focuses on connecting the deltoids, shoulder muscle with the upper back muscles to create a strong and healthy back. Make sure to do as much of these as possible at lower weight and higher volume. This is great for injury prevention.

The more muscle you can build, the more weight loss, fat loss results you will see.


➡️Here is a great barbell to do those shoulder presses:

➡️Need a landmine for the landmine press? here is a great one:


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