Isolation exercises are mostly used to target growth of a specific muscle group (Think bicep curls for your biceps). However, they can also be used in a way most are not aware of, this being in strengthening a specific weakness within your kinetic chain. I have dislocated both of my shoulders in the past, due to poor training habits (anyone who has experienced this knows how painful it can be). Because of this, I have come to develop a very weak connection between my shoulder joint and my scapula, hindering my performance considerably. This is one of the reasons why I stopped doing dynamics, why the front lever never seems to click with me , and why my planche journey feels like an eternity. I am not complaining or making excuses by any stretch of the imagination. This is what I got, this is what I'll be working with, and I am grateful for it. I am working daily on strengthening what needs to be strengthened in my body in order for it to function properly, and for me to grow stronger. I wanted to emphasize the importance of addressing your weak links in order to increase performance and longevity of your training. So weather you have shoulder problems or not, everyone will benefit from strengthening their scapula so here I leave you with 4 great exercises: The first 2 are based on scapula retraction (think pinching your shoulder-blades back together) which will make your front lever, pull ups and even hollow backs a hell of a lot stronger. Last 2 are based on scapula protraction/depression (think rounding your back while bring your shoulders down and forward) this will make you stronger on your planche, back lever and any arm balance you can think of. Hope this helps 😊What weakness are you working on?