5 Best Shoulder Exercises for Osteoporosis

Updated: March 26, 2021

Woman on table getting shoulder worked on

Dressing in the morning. Grooming yourself in the mirror. Cleaning the house. Imagine if you could no longer take care of these everyday tasks by yourself…

That’s your independence right there.

Well, approximately 14% of folks aged 65 and over need assistance with such tasks. 

Why are so many older folks struggling with activities most people take for granted? Well, a big factor is shoulder strength…

As you get older, you start to lose muscle mass (the condition is called sarcopenia). The amount of muscle loss varies from person to person, but research suggests the average rate for people over 70 is 5 to 1% of loss per year.

Now, your shoulders are crucial for performing activities like the ones I listed above, but people often overlook them in favor of exercises that solely target the arms. But if the muscles in your shoulders become too weak, you’ll start to struggle with those basic activities… As well as your independence.

That’s why I’ve put together a list of the top shoulder exercises – with videos – to help you stay mobile, pain-free, and living life on your terms!

Alternating Front Dumbbell Raise

Why the alternating front dumbbell raise?

This exercise works your anterior deltoid– the muscle at the front of your shoulder. The anterior deltoid runs from your shoulder blade, across your shoulder to the top of your humerus (the bone of your upper arm) and is the primary muscle for lifting your arms up in front of your body. So you need strong anterior deltoids for things like reaching for the top cupboard and lifting heavy grocery bags up on to the counter!

Two birds, one stone bonus: The alternating front dumbbell raise also works a trio of secondary muscles. Your pectoralis major (the primary muscle in your chest), biceps brachii (the muscle in your upper arm), and your serratus anterior (the muscle that spans the upper eight or nine ribs) all assist your anterior deltoid with this exercise.

Here’s how to do the exercise:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Hold one dumbbell in each hand with your knuckles facing down towards the ground.
  3. Lift your right hand out in front of you and raise it until your arm points straight out in front of you, parallel with the floor.
  4. Don’t raise your hand above your shoulder.
  5. Gently lower your hand back down to the starting position, and repeat the motion with your left hand.
  6. Repeat the action 10 times for one set (5 on each side), and complete 3 sets in total. Take a short break (around 30 seconds) between each set.

Tailor the exercise to you: You don’t need a lot of weight to reap the benefits of this exercise. Start light, and if you reach a point where you feel the exercise is far too easy, try the next weight up.


Why the scaption?

The scaption exercise primarily works your rhomboids– the muscles in your upper back. Now, your rhomboids are responsible for pulling your shoulders together, so they’re essential for actions like scooping up a big pile of laundry or giving someone a hug!

What’s more, the scaption can help strengthen your rotator cuff too. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize your shoulder joint. And get this; rotator cuff issues are one of the leading causes of shoulder pain. In fact, over 4.5 million people in America visit a physician every year with rotator cuff issues! So it pays to give yours a little attention.

Two birds, one stone bonus: The scaption exercise is also great for your posture as it can help strengthen the muscles in the middle of your back.

Here’s how to do the exercise:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Hold one dumbbell in each hand with your knuckles facing down towards the ground and your palms facing each other.
  3. Bring both dumbbells up in front of you, and slightly out to the side at the same time.
  4. Imagine you’re making a Y shape with your arms, but stop when you’re hands are about level with your shoulders.
  5. Gently lower your hands back down to their starting position.
  6. Repeat the action 10 times for one set, and complete 3 sets in total. Take a short break (around 30 seconds) between each set.

Tailor the exercise to you: Again, you don’t need a lot of weight to reap the benefit from the scaption exercise. Good form is more important than the amount of weight you use. So start light and perfect the motion before you try heavier weights.

Tip: If possible, perform the exercise in front of a mirror. It’ll help you see if you’re performing the exercise correctly.

Lateral Shoulder Raise

Why the lateral shoulder raise?

The lateral shoulder raise emphasizes all three deltoid muscles– anterior, medial, and posterior. (That means it works the front, middle, and back of your shoulders). So this exercise helps strengthen your entire shoulder! Plus, it promotes a full range of motion in your shoulders too.

Two birds, one stone bonus: Tense your core during the lifting stage of this exercise to strengthen your abdominal muscles too!

Here’s how to do the exercise:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Hold one dumbbell in each hand and start with your arms by your sides with your palms facing in towards your hips.
  3. Slightly bend your knees to protect your lower back.
  4. Raise your arms out to your sides and lift them until your hands are in line with your shoulders. (You’re aiming to create a T shape with your torso and arms).
  5. Keep your spine straight and your elbows locked throughout the motion.
  6. Gently lower your arms back to the starting position.
  7. Repeat the action 10 times for one set, and complete 3 sets in total. Take a short break (around 30 seconds) between each set.

Tailor the exercise to you: You know the drill by now; you don’t need a lot of weight to reap the benefit from this exercise. In fact, the lateral shoulder raise works just as well with resistance bands if you’d prefer. Place your feet in the middle of your band, and hold a handle in each hand. Then complete the exercise as described above!

Tricep Press

Why the tricep press?

The triceps are the group of muscles located at the back of your arm. So why is exercising your triceps important for shoulder strength? Well, your triceps attach to your shoulder blade and could play a minor role in stabilizing the shoulder joint.

Two birds, one stone bonus: Studies show the tricep press (along with other upper extremity exercises like the lateral shoulder raise) can increase pulling strength and one repetition maximum strength too.

Here’s how to do the exercise:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Hold one dumbbell behind your head with both hands. Your elbows should be pointing the way you’re facing, and your forearms should be facing the ceiling.
  3. Raise the dumbbell until your elbows are almost locked.
  4. Hold the dumbbell at the top of the lift for a second or two, and then gently lower it back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat the action 10 times for one set, and complete 3 sets in total. Take a short break (around 30 seconds) between each set.

Tailor the exercise to you: I’m demonstrating the tricep press in a standing position here, but you can do it in a seated position too if you’d like a little extra back support. Or, you can even perform the tricep press lying down on a bench. Don’t overdo it with the weight though. Choose a weight light enough to allow you to go through the full range of movement.

Diagonal Shoulder Raise

Why the diagonal shoulder raise?

The diagonal shoulder raise works pretty much every muscle in your shoulder. And that includes your rotator cuff. (Remember, the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize your shoulder. And rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain!)

Two birds, one stone bonus: The diagonal shoulder raise mimics the motion of many everyday actions– like reaching for the top cupboard or starting a lawnmower!

Here’s how to do the exercise:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Start with a dumbbell in your right hand, with your right arm crossed over your tummy, so the dumbbell is resting on your left thigh.
  3. Slightly bend your knees to protect your lower back during the lift.
  4. Lift the dumbbell up and across your body back to your right side until your hand is slightly above shoulder level. (The motion you’re looking to achieve is a little similar to that iconic dance move John Travolta performs dancing to the Bee Gees in “Saturday Night Fever”– without the hip thrusts though of course!)
  5. Gently lower the dumbbell back across your body to the starting position.
  6. Repeat 8-10 times and then mirror the action with the dumbbell in your opposite hand.

Tailor the exercise to you: Take your time with this exercise. Try not to “swing” the dumbbell through the repetitions. Each repetition should be a clean movement in itself. Tip: Exhaling during the lifting phase, and inhaling during the downward phase will help you stay in control throughout.

Shoulders, the Key to Independence

You use your upper body for a whole host of everyday activities. Brushing your teeth, tying your shoelaces, and playing with your grandchildren to name just a few.

It’s true that your arms are important for those activities too. But arms get a lot more attention than shoulders when it comes to exercise, so it’s time to give a little love to your shoulders… They’re essential to your independence after all!

Now, did you know your posture is an important factor for mobile, pain-free shoulders too? It’s true! A common look is a hunched back with the shoulders rolled forward. This causes pain in your shoulders because your scapular muscles become weaker as they’re overstretched. What’s more, this poor posture can also cause the muscles in the front of your chest to shorten and cause pain too!

But don’t worry, you can discover a couple of exercises that’ll help fix your posture and keep your shoulders pain-free in our “Simple Posture Exercises for Osteoporosis That Make a Difference” post.

I hope you find these shoulder exercises useful. And as always, please consult your healthcare provider before adding any new exercises to your regimen.

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  1. Nancy

    November 3, 2018 , 7:20 am

    I have had shoulder surgery for arthritis. The exercises you showed are excellent for maintenance.
    Videos very helpful too.
    Thank you.
    Do you have more for other joints?

  2. Monica AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 5:11 am

    Hi Nancy,

    You can check out all of our exercise posts in the exercise section of the blog here: https://blog.algaecal.com/category/exercise/ Happy to hear the videos are helpful!

  3. Elena Brady

    November 3, 2018 , 10:04 am

    Thank you so much , for this exercise for my bone. I have 66 year old I have Osteoporosis. I star with Algae Cal Plus and Strontium Boost. I need to improve my bone density.

    Have a great day.
    Elena Brady

  4. Monica AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 5:19 am

    You’re welcome, Elena. Hope these help 🙂

  5. sarah keuchkerian

    November 3, 2018 , 10:31 am

    Thank you for the exercises. Very well explained whether through the video or the text.

  6. Sandy

    November 3, 2018 , 12:31 pm

    Thanks, it s exactly what I need! Perfect for me to do at home. I do Pilates reformer, yoga and Tai Chi classes. But not enough for me. Thanks again

  7. Monica AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 5:20 am

    You’re welcome, Sandy! Pilates reformer is fantastic! Same with yoga and Tai Chi…sounds like you’re on the right track. Keep it up!

  8. Koleen

    November 3, 2018 , 3:58 pm

    Excellent post. The video is so helpful. I am anxious to incorporate these exercises in my routine. Thank you!

  9. Jenna AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 3:03 pm

    Excited for you to give them a try, Koleen! 😀

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  10. Ann

    November 3, 2018 , 11:01 pm

    These exercises are wonderful! I’m so happy I started using algaecal! Love the texts from everyone! Chats it’s so helpful ! It keeps u on track ! It’s so easy to start and most people fall by the wayside! Thanks for all the support ! I’m telling family and friends!

  11. Monica AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 5:10 am

    Thank you, Ann!

  12. Theresa Holbert

    November 4, 2018 , 10:45 am

    Thank you for the shoulder exercises!! I am having shoulder pain and a BIG popping noise when reaching , hopefully these will help! I already do 3 of these. Will have to try the others!

  13. Monica AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 5:17 am

    Great to hear you’re already doing 3 of these exercises regularly! Hope the others help, Theresa 🙂

  14. Linda Wilder

    November 4, 2018 , 10:47 am

    Huge thank you for these top 5 best shoulder exercises! I am going to do them all everyday! I appreciate and read all the newsletters and tips – this is the best information!

  15. Gloria Armstrong

    November 4, 2018 , 7:44 pm

    THank you so much for those exercises. Your info is very helpful.

  16. Monica AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 5:00 am

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, Gloria! Really glad that this is helpful 🙂

  17. Pam Huggins

    November 4, 2018 , 11:53 pm

    Great movement for shoulder,

  18. Beverly Lutz

    November 5, 2018 , 6:40 am

    Thank you! I am doing some of these but glad to see the new ones I did not know about.
    Thank you for helping me to get my bones stronger!

  19. Jenna AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 3:07 pm

    Hi Beverly,

    Good to hear some of these are new to you! I find it fun to shake up my routine with new exercises 🙂

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  20. Lucy

    November 5, 2018 , 11:00 am

    Thank you for showing in video is perfectly understandable!!!!

  21. Chris E. Price

    November 5, 2018 , 12:07 pm

    Your exercise demonstrations are so helpful. But I’m wondering if you have these on DVD for purchase. There are a number of demonstrations you’ve shown from time to time and it’s inconvenient to go back on my email to find them. What do you think?


  22. Jenna AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 2:58 pm

    Thanks for the feedback, Chris! I’ll share your idea with the rest of the team. In the meantime, you might find it easiest to bookmark the exercise section of our blog here.

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  23. Elaine

    November 5, 2018 , 12:24 pm

    I tried these today for the first time. They are perfect for me right now withOUT any weights. Thank you for the clear instructions and videos.

  24. Jenna AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2018 , 2:53 pm

    So glad you had a chance to try them, Elaine! Great idea to start out without weights.

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  25. KATHY

    November 8, 2018 , 6:57 am

    Good morning, Monica,
    Is it more beneficial to do 3 sets of each exercise, one exercise at a time, or do one set of each of the five, three times?
    Do you know what I mean?

    And thanks for ALL the exercises you have given us!

  26. Jenna AlgaeCal

    November 13, 2018 , 11:32 am

    Good question, Kathy! We’d suggest approaching the exercises as a circuit by doing each set of 5 three times. You could also do all of the sets at once and move on, but that might feel a little repetitive. 🙂

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  27. Deborah

    November 15, 2018 , 1:53 pm

    Are there any exercises to work the scapula?

  28. Jenna AlgaeCal

    November 19, 2018 , 10:12 am

    Hi Deborah,

    Your scapula is your shoulder blade, so all of these exercises involve your scapula either directly or indirectly, by working the muscles that support and stabilize your entire shoulder!

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  29. Francoise Didier

    November 19, 2018 , 11:41 am

    Do you have any exercises for the legs too?
    I need strong megs to get up the stairs at my appartment complex.
    Thank you kindly,
    Francoise Didier

  30. Jenna AlgaeCal

    November 19, 2018 , 12:34 pm

    Absolutely, Francoise! Here are some blog posts for you to check out…
    4 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Anywhere
    Hip Strengthening Exercises You Can Do Anytime, Anywhere
    The Ultimate Guide to Yoga for Osteoporosis

    Hope you find these helpful!

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  31. Kiki J

    March 5, 2019 , 2:02 am

    Hello Monica

    I have just ‘stumbled’ across your site and what a great find !

    I was diagnosed with a slight scoliosis of mid-back (lumbar area?) In 1991. Since 2017 (following major surgery) I’ve developed a kyphosis which causes pain and stiffness.

    Up to now I get treatment around once a month by a chiropractor – I get some relief, then eventually pain and stiffness is back. My chiropractor has given me some exercises to help, but they’re not as comprehensive as yours.

    Due to long-term health issue I was diagnosed with secondary hyperparathyroidism around 2009. I’m also in menopause…. I had a bone density scan in 2016 and was told it was normal, but I’m developing all sorts of muskuloskeletal issues.

    I want to try your exercises for the spine, shoulders, legs – everywhere! Thing is I see most of your upper body exercises involve using weights. I totally understand why weights are good for exercise. Problem is I have weakness in one arm and absolutely cannot use heavy weights (not even a small tin of beans!!)

    My questions are:
    1) Please can you send me a pdf of all your exercises (spine, shoulders, legs etc)

    2) Will upper body exercises be just as effective without weights?

    3) Is it possible to have a brief email discussion so I can relate a bit more about my health issues as I’m interested in taking the supplement to increase bone density.

    Thank you, Kiki J

  32. Jenna AlgaeCal

    March 13, 2019 , 12:04 pm

    Hi Kiki,

    So glad you stumbled upon us! And thanks for taking the time to reach out.

    I’ll send you an email shortly to answer your questions — you’ll be able to reply directly back to us from there. 🙂

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  33. Cheryl

    March 12, 2019 , 4:23 pm

    Love your website! Such great information! Could I get an electronic version of the Yoga presentation?
    Thanks so much!

  34. Jenna AlgaeCal

    March 18, 2019 , 11:22 am

    Hi Cheryl,

    Yay, it’s great to hear you enjoy our website! I’ve just sent you an email with our post on Yoga for Osteoporosis. ?

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  35. Louise Glenn

    June 22, 2019 , 6:24 pm

    Hi, could you please send me the pdf. For the yoga poses. Recently diagnosed….looking for ways to improve my workout.
    Also, exercises with the bar belles that you have available.
    Thanks …

  36. Megan AlgaeCal

    July 2, 2019 , 3:09 pm

    Hi Louise,

    Glad you’ve found some workouts you’d like to give a try!

    I’ve sent you an email with the two pdfs ? Hope you enjoy them!

    – Megan @ AlgaeCal

  37. Donna Bice

    October 26, 2019 , 7:25 am

    I’m going to do these shoulder exercises and I’m sure this will help strengthen my neck as well. But I was wondering do you have any neck strengthening exercises you could share with me.

  38. Megan AlgaeCal

    October 29, 2019 , 1:53 pm

    Hi Donna!

    We currently don’t have exercises specifically targeted at strengthening the neck, but please do feel free to browse through some of our other exercise articles. You’re right that strengthening the upper back and shoulder muscles will help support your neck as well!

    Be sure to check out our article on Exercises for Osteoporosis of the Spine. ❤️

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  39. Patty

    October 26, 2019 , 7:31 am

    Are these shoulder exercises safe for someone with osteoporosis of the spine? Thank you.

  40. Megan AlgaeCal

    October 29, 2019 , 1:58 pm

    Hi Patty, glad you reached out!

    If you are uncertain about the safety of these exercises for you, please do consult an exercise specialist who can assess which movements are safe for you at this time. Remember to stick with movements and weights that are comfortable for you!

    You might also be interested in another article of ours, focusing on Exercises for Osteoporosis of the Spine. ❤️

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  41. donna weiss

    October 26, 2019 , 4:04 pm

    Thanks again for excersize for should ers….m.mine are bursitis from change diapers…hurts

  42. Megan AlgaeCal

    October 29, 2019 , 11:38 am

    Hi Donna!

    We’re glad to hear you’re enjoying the exercises! Sorry to hear about the pain you’re in. If you’re interested, we have a great article that goes over the Top 5 Effective and Natural Remedies for Inflammation. You might find this helpful, as inflammation is the underlying cause of bursitis.

    Wishing you the best! ❤️

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  43. Raymond

    October 26, 2019 , 6:06 pm

    What weight are the dumb bells in the five exercises?

    Thank you

  44. Megan AlgaeCal

    October 29, 2019 , 11:24 am

    Hi Raymond!

    We used an 8lb weight here. Keep in mind that you should tailor the weight to you, making sure you can complete the full range of motion while maintaining good form. You should be able to complete an entire set without feeling like it was too easy or way too challenging.

    Hope this helps! ?

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  45. Pat Medford

    November 2, 2019 , 4:05 pm

    I wish there were Cards to print out.

  46. Megan AlgaeCal

    November 5, 2019 , 11:41 am

    Hi Pat, we apologize for any inconvenience as we don’t have cards to print out.

    If you’d like to print the entire page, look for the green printer icon on the left of the page! 🙂

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  47. Noemi Buyco

    October 26, 2019 , 7:00 pm

    Thank you for these shoulder exercises. Three months ago, I had PT therapy for 13 weeks due to left shoulder pain. My PT said it’s my rotator cuff and tendons that over worked. He gave shoulder exercises using a rubber band pulling or stretching it to strengthen the muscle on my shoulder. But I think I like your exercises because it easy to follow. Thank you.
    I hope you’ll make exercises for the lower back and hips for osteoporosis.

  48. Megan AlgaeCal

    October 29, 2019 , 11:19 am

    Hi Noemi!

    We’re glad you enjoy the exercises! We do have a page on Glute Bridge exercises you might enjoy.

    And be sure to keep checking back in – we’re often expanding on our exercise content!

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  49. Denise

    February 15, 2020 , 3:45 am

    I’ve had rotator repair of both shoulda. Torn tendon in the left shoulder again, my questions is my shoulders seem uneven and slope forwards and I’m told I have winged shoulders. Any suggestions on exercise to improve

  50. Megan AlgaeCal

    February 19, 2020 , 8:38 am

    Hi Denise, thanks for reaching out!

    Have you had a chance to visit a physiotherapist? It would be best for someone who can assess your condition to suggest the best exercises for you at this time. We do have a few posture exercises here that may help, such as the shoulder rolls, doorway stretch, and wall angel 🙂

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  51. Jillian

    August 20, 2020 , 5:03 am

    2 stars
    WOW!!! I really enjoy reading your posts and articles alot of enriching stuffs in here.

    Big up continue working hard and I will share all this on facebook and linkedin

  52. Blaire AlgaeCal

    August 20, 2020 , 2:36 pm

    Hi Jillian,

    We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed our posts! Thank you for sharing, and for your kind words ?

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  53. Isaac Githuthu

    September 6, 2020 , 5:34 pm

    Excellent I was doing the same a few years ago then I stopped because of a lower back surgery, I will resume immediately,but will it affect the screwed pedicles?

  54. Blaire AlgaeCal

    September 8, 2020 , 1:32 pm

    Hi Isaac,

    That’s a good question – and it’s great to hear you want to start these exercises again! That said, for specific medical conditions, a discussion with your doctor or a physical therapist regarding your limitations is highly recommended.

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  55. ocola keelen

    October 4, 2020 , 4:19 am

    Thank you so much for these shoulder exercises. I have recently started back swimming and am experiencing shoulder discomfort when I move my arms in certain directions. I am looking forward to adding these exercises to my workout. I also realize that I may have started a little too aggressively as I am now 70 years old.

  56. Blaire AlgaeCal

    October 6, 2020 , 11:36 am

    Hi Ocola,

    Thank you for sharing!

    We’re so glad to hear that you’re going to add these exercises to your workout. We hope your shoulder discomfort is relieved soon! ❤️

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  57. Alexandra Paz Paz

    October 5, 2020 , 12:18 pm

    Hi this is Alexandra these exercises are excelente. I just need to Buy the weights to make it more beneficial. Thank You

  58. Blaire AlgaeCal

    October 6, 2020 , 11:13 am

    We’re so happy to hear you like these exercises, Alexandra! ?

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  59. Rande

    December 12, 2020 , 11:53 pm

    these are great exercises and so easy to follow.
    thank you!

  60. Megan AlgaeCal

    December 15, 2020 , 11:24 am

    So glad to hear this, Rande!

    If you’re interested, you can find more of our exercises here. 😀

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  61. Patty

    February 2, 2021 , 1:29 pm

    I’ve recently had some discomfort in my left shoulder, am going to try these to see if it helps.

  62. Blaire AlgaeCal

    February 2, 2021 , 2:30 pm

    Great to hear you’re going to give these exercises a try, Patty! We hope your shoulder feels better soon ❤️

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  63. Kathy Clark-Wherry

    March 27, 2021 , 10:59 am

    Thankyou. This is exactly what I need.

  64. Megan AlgaeCal

    March 29, 2021 , 11:56 am

    Happy to hear this, Kathy!

    Hope you enjoy adding these exercises to your daily routine 🙂

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  65. qu

    April 1, 2021 , 7:30 am

    harder than it looks. its a great work out!

  66. Megan AlgaeCal

    April 1, 2021 , 9:56 am

    Glad you found it both challenging and enjoyable, Qu!!

    Feel free to check out more of our exercises here. 😀

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  67. Belen

    April 8, 2021 , 5:17 pm

    I do these exercises except the diagonal shoulder raise. I think I can do those. I use 3 lbs dumbbells .These exercises make you stronger & free of aches & pain. My PT therapist said that I am stronger than a typical 75 yr old woman. This therapist is helping me with my Vestibulat Therapy.

  68. Megan AlgaeCal

    April 9, 2021 , 9:19 am

    So wonderful to hear that you’re now free of aches and pain, Belen!

    Keep up the awesome work 😀

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  69. Liselle

    May 1, 2021 , 11:26 pm

    I need those exercises. I play golf and I have been told that I need to strengthen my shoulders to be able to get the distance when I hit the ball. These are perfect. I already do the lateral shoulder raise but I shall the others to my repertoire.
    Thank you

  70. Robbie Ruland

    July 23, 2022 , 4:34 pm

    Great exercises . Really enjoyed the videos and explanation

  71. Chelsea Dugas

    July 25, 2022 , 10:58 am

    So happy to know they are benefitting you, Robbie! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  72. Elena M Trujillo

    July 24, 2022 , 7:46 am

    Thanks for the idea. I used to do these exercises until arthritis in my right shoulder got very painful. Now that my shoulder is getting better I’m beginning to do them again but Abit slower with fewer repetitions to start. I’m not losing hope to be able to do ten repetitions three times again. I’m so glad to see I’m going on the right direction, slowly but surely!

  73. Mahin

    July 27, 2022 , 12:42 pm

    Since I have been doing these 5 best shoulder exercises for osteoporosis , I feel so much better for the jobs that I am doing by hands and shoulders like reaching for the top cupboard, lifting heavy grocery bags up on the counter, laundry stuffs and also shoulder pain , because of rotator cuff injury, all getting so much better.
    I am happy and appreciate for sending me such
    a useful exercises
    Thanks AlgaeCal

  74. Bichelle Davis

    November 20, 2022 , 6:30 am

    thanks for the help

  75. Brianne AlgaeCal

    November 20, 2022 , 1:36 pm

    Hi Bichelle,

    You are so very welcome, we are so happy you liked this article! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  76. Joan Byrnes

    March 17, 2023 , 3:56 pm

    well I I am starting on these exercises but because I have broken tendons in both arms it is difficult for me ,however, I am feeling a little bit stronger.I will.persist, little by little.

  77. Chelsea Dugas

    March 20, 2023 , 12:32 pm

    Oh my, that sounds painful, Joan. 🙁 Hoping you heal up soon!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  78. A. H. Woody Thigpen

    May 4, 2023 , 11:23 am

    Thanks for these demonstration videos.

  79. A.H. Woody Thigpen

    May 5, 2023 , 5:31 am

    I started these exercises yesterday.

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