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Are you trying to build broader and rounder shoulders in vain? Do you want to find out the best shoulder exercises and workouts to help you achieve that? You need to know how to work your deltoids and which workouts will have the best impact on them. This article will help you do that.

So, to build stronger and broader shoulder, you need to focus on the exercises as explained below;

Side laterals

This exercise is done by standing with a fairly light dumbbell in each arm. Lean forward just a little bit and then lift the weights out to your sides with your arms almost straight and near the top pull your shoulders back a little to make sure that you can really feel the contraction in your shoulders. A set or two of these and your shoulders will be burning.

Side laterals

Pull-ups 

These are a compound exercise meaning that you are not just working the shoulders but also the biceps. To do pull-ups just hold a barbell with your hands about 6-10 inches apart and then pull the bar up to your chin. While you are doing this exercise, I like to lean back a bit. It is important to make sure that you do not use too much weight for this as cheating by using too much weight will cause you not to work the muscle and also possibly lead to muscle pulls or strains.

Pull-ups

 

Military Press

It is one of the best and popular shoulder exercises you should never ignore in your exercise program. It works not only for the shoulders but also for the triceps. So, how is this exercise performed? Well, it is simple; just lift a barbell overhead from shoulders while in a sitting position. To do this, you need to be ready and stay focused since it’s not an easy task why? You need to balance that barbell.

Military Press

 

Elevated Scorpion

Start off in pushup position. Slowly press your but towards the sky, keeping your legs and arms straight, until you’re bodyweight is in an upside down “V” position. Now raise your right foot up towards the ground, until you create a straight line from your feet to your hands on the floor.

From this position, move your right foot towards the left side of your body. Your right leg will bend at a 90-degree angle, and your body will twist slightly to the left side. Return your foot to the previous position, where it was in a straight line with the rest of your body. Lower your foot to the floor, and repeat on the other side.

Elevated Scorpion

Ellipse – Forward/Backward

Kneel on the floor, and sit back on your calves. Place your hands in front of your on the floor. Keep your arms straight and stretch your spine. Now slowly move your body forwards. Imagine your body is trying to move through an imaginary wall, but your hands are like chains, trying to hold you back.

As your chest moves past the position, your hands are on your floor, lower your body until your chest is just an inch off the floor. It is different from a pushup since your hands are not beside your chest. Now move back towards starting position, while keeping your body just an inch off the ground. This movement looks almost like a circular pushup, moving front to back.

Make this movement harder:

To make this movement harder, simply change the starting position. The first level of difficulty is to start off with your knees off the ground. Your legs are still bent, but the weight of your body is on your toes. The second level of difficulty is to start off in pushup position.

Ellipse

 

Frogger

The frogger is exactly like the starting position of the elevated scorpion. Start off in pushup position, and lower your hips towards the ground. Reverse the movement by pressing your butt towards the sky, while keeping your arms and legs straight.

Keep going until you’ve formed an upside down “V” position. Hold this position briefly, then return to starting position and repeat.

 

Frogger

Use these shoulder movements as part of your overall bodyweight program to help you lose fat and build lean muscle mass. The fact that these are the topnotch shoulder muscle exercise, it is crucial to understand and include all of them in your fitness program. It makes sense when you engage in more than two/three exercise in a day. It will help build not only the shoulder muscle but also other muscles in your body. So, what are you waiting for? Just two sets of 10-12 reps for each exercise, and see the magic on your shoulders in a few months. Now that you know how to train your shoulders, are you willing to take them to the next level? It is you to decide.

7 Arnold Press

All three deltoid heads are trained using the Arnold press, which is named after Arnold Schwarzenegger. It also increases time under stress, resulting in more hypertrophy, owing to the more extensive range of motion and rotational existence. It’s an absolute deltoid and upper back burner when done with higher reps; to perform well on the Arnold Press; you’ll need agility, endurance, and power. It’s a shoulder workout with a lot of repetitions.

How to Do:
Kick dumbbells up to a conventional starting position in a sitting place and move your hands, so your palms face you, like in a biceps curl. Dumbbells should be pressed with palms facing out in one move. Lift until your biceps are above or behind your head, then stop. Repeat with a delay and a gradual reversal of the step.

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8. Wide-Grip Seated Row

The seated row is a well-known movement for strengthening the upper back. On the other hand, your posterior deltoid becomes more interested in shoulder expansion as you take a larger grip. While the posterior deltoid is trained to stabilize the weight overhead,

How to Do:
Set up as you would for a standard seated chain, except with the inclusion of a straight bar attachment.
Take a wide overhand grip and bring your upper arms to a 45-degree angle towards your torso.
Row the bar to your sternum while keeping an erect torso until you experience a muscle contraction in your upper back.
Return to the starting point slowly and repeat the process.

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photo by https://raedy.se/

Why would you want bigger shoulders?

Bigger shoulders will expand the shape of your upper half, making your body seem more attractive. They make an inverted triangle for the upper body, wider at the top and smaller at the waist. Broad shoulders are more circular than round and occasionally have a bony protrusion. They’re often linked to athleticism. Bigger shoulders are typically solid, assisting you in daily activities such as lifting large items or participating in sports. You’ll probably be less likely to sustain an injury while exercising. Since you’ll have a lot of upper body muscle mass, having well-developed shoulders will mean strength and fitness. A sturdy back and arms and a thin stomach are recommended for supporting shoulder weight. Your balance will be improved by opening your chest and pulling your head further down your neck. This will enhance your attitude and make you feel and look more optimistic. Some Benefits of a bigger shoulder are mentioned below:

Real-life benefits: Strong shoulders make most arm motions smoother, whether it’s tossing a pitch, passing food around the table, or carrying a large suitcase. Since your shoulder muscles are used in almost every upper-body workout, strengthening your shoulders helps you lift heavy weights for chest and back workouts.

Injury prevention: If you do flawless chest and back workouts, your shoulders will take a pounding if they are stiff. Shoulder drills will also help avoid weekend fighter injuries, including a broken rotator cuff from a softball competition or smashing a puck into the hockey field, which is a garbage can. You may also hurt yourself when opening a dresser drawer if your shoulders are stiff.

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