When it comes to building your workout routine, you are likely like most people and hit the major muscle groups without a problem. Chest, shoulders, back, quads, hamstrings, glutes – they’re all accounted for.
But, could you be missing out on some of the lesser-known muscles? Could you be actually giving yourself a muscle weakness without even realizing it? As it turns out, many people are doing just that.
Let’s take a closer look at four muscles that you may be ignoring and how you can ensure they start getting the attention they deserve.
The Rotator Cuff
While doing barbell presses and dumbbell shoulder presses are both great for hitting the deltoids, they aren’t working your rotator cuff like they should.
While you can’t physically see your rotator cuff muscles, so working them is not going to change your aesthetical appearance, they play a key role in stabilizing the shoulder joint and preventing injury.
If yours are a week, it’s only a matter of time before an injury is likely to set in. To work these, you’ll want to do internal and external rotations, either with a resistance band or a light dumbbell.