On the beach the abs and the chest muscles receive more attention than the shoulder muscles. But when your body is clothed the importance of your shoulder increase. They not only make you look stronger but they also play a primary role when you exercise your upper body. Unfortunately most guys neglect their shoulder muscles.
If you want to exercise your shoulder muscles but don’t know any shoulder exercises you should go to my home page where you’ll find how to determine which exercises work and which don’t.
#1: Stand with feet shoulder width apart and bend your knees slightly. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand with palms facing the fronts of your thighs. Lift both arms straight in front of you until they reach shoulder level. Hold for a second or two, and then slowly return to your sides. Repeat.
#2: Stand in front of a cable station. Use your far hand to grasp a handle attached to the low-cable pulley. Keeping your elbow slightly bent, raise the handle from next to your glute in an arc out to the side until your arm is roughly parallel to the floor. Pause, then lower the handle. Complete the desired number of reps with one arm and then switch arms.
#3: Stand with a pair of dumbbells hanging in front of you with your palms facing in. Bend your waist until your torso is almost parallel to the floor. Raise the dumbbells until your elbows are just above shoulder level. Slowly lower the dumbbells and repeat.
#4: Lie face down on an incline bench set at 45 to 60 degrees. Hold a pair of dumbbells at arms length – roughly a foot apart – so that your palms face each other. Bend your elbows slightly. Raise the dumbbells simultaneously up and back in an arc, concentrating on feeling the stress in the back of your shoulder muscles. Bend your elbows as you raise the dumbbells so that at full contraction, your elbows are back and your wrists are forward. Hold for 1-2 seconds on the peak position and slowly return to the starting position. Repeat.
These exercises work but if you don’t know how often to perform them you won’t get the results you want. To find a good personalized workout that will build up your muscles fast I recommend you to read “Simple Steps to Get Huge and Shredded” by Shawn LeBrun click here.