If you’re reading this, it means you’re looking for sweaty and demanding shoulder workouts – and I dare say you’re in the right place! Whether you’re new to bodybuilding or just looking for some tips on how to rock your shoulder workouts, you’ll find it all in one article. Grab yourself a cup of tea or a protein bar and enjoy the lecture! Remember, to adjust the weight to yourself and your needs during the shoulder workouts or any other workouts you do!
1. Push Press
This is one of those shoulder workouts you either like or hate! Push Press targets multiple muscle groups – anterior and middle deltoids – helping you get that bulk look if you like! However, remember that you don’t necessarily need to go heavy on weights, but rather try with a barbell first and then add weight plates as you progress.
2. Cable Reverse Flye
This isolation exercise will make your rear delts burn so damn much! Whether you’re a guy or a girl, and you’re trying to expand your chest and arms, give this exercise a try and see the results!
3. One-Arm Cable Lateral Raise
Another is isolation movement exercise – I know! But there is a good reason for that – nothing ‘s better than One-Arm Cable Lateral Raise when it comes to targeting middle deltoids. Most compound exercises target mainly the front areas of your arms, however, we’ve created one of those shoulder workouts that will make you sweat heavily and that will exhaust your muscles completely. Try it yourself and let it buuuurn!
4. Bent-Over Dumbbell Lateral Raise
This exercise also mostly focuses on rear delts, but every single muscle come into play too! This ultimate Bent-Over Raise can be performed either standing or seated and will improve your stability and flexibility too.
5. Dumbbell Lateral Raise
There are as many admirers of this exercise as there are haters! My tip is to add one exercise at a time to your shoulder workouts, and see if they work for you! Everyone is different so don’t go too hard on yourself but rather consciously check what exercises are best for you. Pick up your desired dumbbell weight, straighten your back with your feet shoulder apart and raise your arms both at the same time.
6. Seated Barbell Shoulder Press
This exercise is so demanding and it will challenge you and exhaust your muscles! It is a high-intensity exercise you should try yourself if you wish to target all your deltoids and make them grow!
7. Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
This one is as challenging as the barbell one, although I personally prefer using dumbbells in most of my shoulder workouts! I simply find them even more effective than any other shoulder press! Rules are the same, are you in?
8. Wide-Grip Upright Row
You can perform Wide-Grip Upright Row either using just a barbell and plates or a Smith machine – works very well either way! And this exercise is legendary as it targets most of your arm muscles – anterior, middle and rear deltoids as well as trapezius (the big back muscles). This exercise will definitely improve your shoulder workouts and your workout routine!
9. Face Pull
I must say this one is my favourite and it accompanies me during my shoulder workouts! It does not only target your rear delts but it also works on your middle trapezius shaping your back with simple compound movement!
Listen, you don’t need the 10th exercise too completely smash your shoulder workouts! Remember to work steadily and to control your movements! It takes time but you’ll get there!