Is your goal to get a broad and a well-defined upper body?
Then you probably know you should work and develop your shoulders. And we are going to show you that is not that hard to find the workout that will help you build the shoulder muscles you want.
Almost every bodybuilder will say that shoulders make the most important part of the upper body look.
The shoulder muscles consist of three parts, the front; the middle and the back. And these muscles enable the movements in your arms.
And the good news is you can work on all 3 parts of the shoulder with 2 exercises, and overhead press and a shoulder raise.
You should remember that the overhead press is the hardest shoulder exercise. And it’s better if you perform it with a dumbbell even though it can be performed with a barbell, it just won’t be that effective. If you use dumbbells you will put the weight on both of the shoulders. With dumbbells the stress is put on the shoulders, and the barbell puts much of the stress on the upper chest.
Another great exercise is the lateral raise. It targets the middle head of the shoulder muscle.
How to perform the workout:
Stand straight and set your knees on shoulder width.
Get a pair of dumbbells and hold them while your palms are faced inward.
Bent your arms and knees a little and then raise your arms up to the shoulders level and lower them down again.
By doing these exercises you will have a great, intense shoulder workout. You should know that you don’t need a lot of exercises because with these you will target every part of the shoulders.
The shoulder muscles respond to the quality of the exercises, and not to the number of them.
We’ve set up a list of an example routine with which you can probably get the best workout for shoulders.
Example No. 1:
- Standing Dumbbell Side Laterals: 1-2 sets of 10-12 repetitions
- Seated Overhead Dumbbell Press two sets of 5-7 repetitions
Example No. 2:
- Seated Rear Lateral Dumbbell Raise one set of 10-12 repetitions
- Standing Front Dumbbell Raise 1 set of 10-12 repetitions
- Seated Overhead Dumbbell Press 2 sets of 5-7 repetitions
- Standing Dumbbell Side Laterals 1-2 sets of 10-12 repetitions
And the good thing is everything you need is in these exercises.
If you want the best results you can get you really need to work until muscle failure. And also try to keep track of your progress.