I'm Morris Brossette and this is lifting exercises to avoid stressing shoulder ligaments. Okay guys so the important thing to know about lifting and shoulder mobility. The shoulder is actually the most mobile joint in your body but it's also the most unstable so when you're lifting anything to do with the shoulder, range of motion, and proper technique is of the utmost importance, okay. You also want to start with very, very light weight. You have those 3 things down then you're good to go so it's proper range of motion, proper form, start with light weight. When I teach someone a shoulder mobility or shoulder movement exercise to avoid stressing ligaments the first thing I do is start with a light weight. Okay, something that they can handle that they can do comfortably 10 to 15 reps with alright. The easiest position to start is in what we call a neutral position, palms facing each other, elbows by in, inline with your shoulders. You're gonna start with the dumbbells at your shoulders and you're gonna press straight up, okay. Try to extend fully get the elbows locked out, bring back down with your arms almost at a 90 degree position and then return up. Okay you can do a set like that and then once your comfortable in that position you can progress out to where you are bringing your elbows a little bit out further to the side continuing the exact same range of motion and this time I'll stop at almost at 90 degree angle maybe just a little bit below but I don't want to go too far cause that can run risk of damaging the ligaments. The other thing I want to be sure that I don't do is I don't want to go back behind my shoulder with my elbows. I always want to keep everything slightly in front regardless of how light or how heavy the weight is. I want to keep my elbow in front of the shoulder.