Around the World

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The around the world is a great shoulder exercise. This exercise targets the anterior, posterior and lateral deltoids in a rotational movement that also strengthens rotator cuff muscles. This exercise works as a great warm-up to any upper body work-out.


Picture of Shoulders


The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Picture of Obliques


Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Equipment Used

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Weight Plate

A weight plate is a single solid piece of metal without rotating parts. Weight plates typically range between 1lb and 55lb. A bumper plate is a weight plate that is coated in rubber so that it can be dropped on the floor safely during exercises like the deadlift, snatch and jerk.

Exercise Instructions

around the world - step 1

Step 1

Begin with your feet shoulder width apart and holding the weight plate in front of your body.

around the world - step 2

Step 2

Wrap the weight plate around you head. Keep a deep athletic stance and your core engaged throughout the rotation.

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Step 3

Continue going in one direction or stop and alternate direction after each repetition.