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Shoulder Strength Training With Patrick Willis

November 15, 2010

For peak shoulder strength, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis performs a superset of Dumbbell Shrugs and Front Raises in the NFL off-season.

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Shoulder Strength Training With Patrick Willis
Patrick Willis performs a Dumbbell Shrug/Front Raise Superset for shoulder strength training.

Dumbbell Shoulder Shrug:

- Keep arms straight and dumbbells to side of body
-Squeeze the bar tight for added strength training
-Shrug up engaging shoulder and trapezius muscles Sets/Reps: 2x15

Front Raise Superset:

-Arms straight, hold dumbbells knuckles-out at side of body
-Squeeze the bar tight for added strength training
-Lift weight until arms extend forward, parallel to ground
-Avoid rocking back to create momentum for front raise
Sets/Reps: 2x8-10
Increase your tackling power with Patrick Willis' homegrown training secrets.
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