Shoulders can be hard to train because there are so many muscles involved that you need to make sure your workout targets them specifically. The deltoids, trapezius, and rotator cuffs are just a few of the muscles you need to engage and sculpt to get strong, toned shoulders. By using the workouts mentioned below, you will get ripped shoulders that make your upper body stronger, besides making you look great.
7 best shoulder sculpting workouts
1. Overhead presses– Take a barbell or dumbbell and hold it at shoulder level with your forearms perpendicular to the ground. Use your core and push the bar or dumbbell up towards your head and above it, until your arms are straight up.
2.Standing Chest fly– Grab your dumbbells. Stand straight with your arms by your sides and your feet shoulder length apart. Use your upper body to raise your arms up the sides to about shoulder level, then down.
3.Seated dumbbell press– Take your dumbbells and sit down on an upright bench. Hold the dumbbells by your shoulders with your palms facing forward and elbows to the side at 90 degrees. Holding your form, raise your forearms above your head, and then return to the start position.
4.Arnold press– It adds a rotation to a standard shoulder press. To do this workout, take your dumbbells and start with your arms bent at the elbow in front of you with your elbows at the rib level. Then arms come out to the sides and then you press overhead. Then you bring your arms down to shoulder level and back to the front again.
5.Bent over reverse fly– Grab your dumbbells and bend forward until your chest is about parallel to the floor. Bring your arms out straight to the side with your thumbs facing out and then bring them back down.
6. Upright row– It’s a compound exercise that helps you hit all your major muscle groups on your shoulders. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Grab your dumbbells and hold them at waist level. Then pull them up until they are at shoulder level. Pull your elbows up while you’re doing it, then bring them back down.
7. Front raises– Start with your dumbbells and stand with your arms straight down by your sides. Swing your arms straight up and forward, one by one, to your shoulder level, then bring it down to your side. Your palms should be facing down when you do this.
For each workout, choose weights that you are comfortable with, but are still slightly challenging. Proper form is very important. Otherwise, the motions won’t target your shoulders accurately and you could cause injury. Start with 3 sets of 8 repetitions and up the sets to make it burn more. Compound exercise movements are best for targeting balanced, strong shoulders. These workouts will target your anterior, lateral, and posterior deltoid equally, giving you big, round and full delts that everyone loves.