Some of the hardest exercises I do in the gym (read: accessory work) require little to no equipment. Building a solid foundation makes other functional movements we perform every day easier and reduces risk of injury tenfold. Anytime you train, you’re teaching your body how to move. You’re reinforcing habits. Effective training relies on intensity and quality of movement. It doesn’t necessarily require all the bells and whistles of equipment.
For jacked shoulders and a tight midline, give these moves a try: