Good Shoulder Workouts At The Gym


The most notable feature of a bodybuilder is their muscular shoulders. If shoulders are broad then it creates a general impression that he is a good bodybuilder. All the exercises that involve lifting the weight above shoulder level are known as shoulder workouts.

Seated Barbell Military Press

Sit on the Military press bench and carefully place your hands on the bar. Be careful while placing your hands on the bar; place your hands wide on the bar greater than the width of your shoulder. After adjusting hands lift the bar up above your shoulder, move the bar up until your arms are almost straight. Repeat the steps for multiple sets or as instructed by your instructor.

Arnold Press

This exercise is named after actor and leading muscle man, Arnold Schwarzenegger because he introduced it. For this exercise sit on the bench and hold two equally weighted dumbbells near your chest. Now slowly start lifting dumbbells upwards until they are above your head and arms are fully stretched. Now perform the movement on your palms to the angle of 90 degrees. Move the dumbbells from this new position. Repeat the steps to complete a set of at least ten rounds or as instructed by the instructor.

Front Dumbbell Raise

This exercise is performed while standing. Hold equally weighted dumbbells in your hands with your thumbs pointing out. Now move your right arm above your head in anticlockwise direction while keeping the rest of your body stationary. Repeat the same step for the left arm.

Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise

Sit on the edge of the flat bench with your face facing the floor. Now lift equally weighted dumbbells and stretch your arms until your arms are straight making an angle of 180 degrees. Exhale when you stretch your arms and inhale when you bring arms back.

Clean and Press

Clean and press exercise consists of two parts. First part consists of raising the bar up till shoulders and sin second part lifting bar from the shoulder. The key part of this exercise is gripping the bar. This exercise is same like doing in weightlifting competitions.

Dumbbell Lateral Raise

This exercise is perfect for making making shoulders strong and muscular. This exercise is fairly easy too. All you need to do is that stand while holding a dumbbell and lift it above your shoulder and bring it back slowly. Repeat the steps for both arms. Repeat the exercise at least 8 to 10 times or as instructed by the instructor.

Bent-Over Row

Bent slightly and lift the bars with light weight and move it up towards your chest. As the name indicates, this exercise can only be carried out while bending.


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