Do you want to know 5 exercises which will really improve your shoulder appearance and strength? These exercises are top quality but they should not obviously be carried out whilst neglecting the rest of your body. Ok, so in terms of the best shoulder workout, here it is:
#1 SEATED DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS
Sit on a chair at home or an upright bench at the gym. Lift 2 dumbbells and pull them to your shoulders. Keep your feet shoulder width apart. With your elbows directly beneath the dumbbells, raise them upwards until straight above your head, then lower the dumbbells to the starting position.
#2 SEATED BARBELL SHOULDER PRESS
Sit on an upright bench. Grab the barbell with a wider than shoulder width grip. Push the barbell directly upward until it is at arms length above your shoulders. Lower the barbell down to the front of your shoulders, then press it back to starting position. You can also do this exercise by lowering the barbell to the back of the head. It’s really personal preference.
#3 BARBELL UPRIGHT ROW
Stand holding a barbell with a shoulder width grip. Make sure you keep your elbows above your hands at all times. Pull the bar up from the starting position until your elbows are shoulder height. Hold this position for a second then lower to the starting position.
#4 DUMBBELL SIDE LATERAL RAISES
Get 2 dumbbells. Hold the dumbbells just in front of your body with the palms of your hands facing each other. Using your deltoids, raise the dumbbells out to the sides and upwards until they are just above shoulder level. Hold this position for a second to maximize contraction in the deltoids. Lower the dumbbells back to the starting position. Then repeat.
#5 BENT OVER LATERAL RAISES
Lift 2 dumbbells. Bend over at the waist with your feet shoulder width apart. Keep your knees bent to prevent hurting your lower back. Hold the dumbbells at arms length in front of your. Keep a slight bend in your elbows. Raise the dumbbells to the back and upwards in a semicircular arc as far as you can. As with previous exercises, hold this position briefly to maximize the peak contraction in the rear deltoids and then lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
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