MK Personal Training is  a boutique fitness studio located in Dooradoyle Limerick.

It is owned and run by Maeve Kavanagh.

Maeve has over 20 years experience in the fitness industry. Her energy, enthusiasm and knowledge has built her a devoted clientele.

Maeve’s goal is to educate, inspire, guide, support, motivate and inspire all her clients to be the best they can be.

If you are interested in finding out more drop Maeve an email or give her a call,

086 826 9567
Dooradoyle, Limerick
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Shoulder Workout

Shoulder Workout

Shoulder training has many benefits, it enhances posture and strengthens the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint, creating more stability and an overall sturdier body structure. There are many daily activities that use the shoulder muscles: lifting groceries, any type of manual labour, household jobs, lifting children, etc. It is therefore important that they be able to handle stress well.


▶️ Here’s an effective & quick shoulder workout, which will also challenge your core muscles. All you need is a set of dumbbells or kettlebells. You can use bottles of water or cans of beans if you have no weights!

Warm up first by performing some arm circles & 3 rounds of 20 second jumping jacks.


🔥 Perform 12-15 reps of each exercise & 3 rounds. Start with a light weight & increase as your strength builds up. The last two exercises will test your shoulder strength & stability, so adjust the reps accordingly.


1️⃣    Lateral Raise

2️⃣    Frontal Raise

3️⃣    Upright Row

4️⃣   Arnold Press

5️⃣    Plank Shoulder Taps x 30 (15 taps each side)

6️⃣    Plank Rotations x 30 (15 rotations each side)


Some tips


▶️ Breathing- exhale as you lift the weight, inhale as you lower

▶️ Stand tall, feet shoulder distance apart, slight bend in the knees (Creates stable base)

▶️ Engage your core as you breath out (lifting phase)

▶️ On the frontal & lateral raise only go to shoulder height.

▶️ Shoulder Taps – wrists under shoulders, squeeze glutes, thighs & engage your core. Go to your knees if you find it too difficult.

▶️ Plank Rotations- as above & keep movement from the balls of your feet as you rotate though your torso.


Any questions please DM me or comment below.