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A 38-year-old member asked:

can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: It is very common to just focus on the chest wall muscles when working out. While pushups will help strengthen the shoulder(pec, deltoid, lats) i would also advise complementing it with posterior chain/shoulder exercises like rows, pull downs and shrugs. Codman exercises are also good for dedicated cuff strengthening. Keep hands in field of view as general rule of thumb. Indyshoulder.Com.

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