5 Shoulder Exercises for Men

For men who wants to have great looking body, what you need to build is a strong shoulder that will help your posture look good and muscular.

Is it really hard to strengthen and build muscles in your shoulders? And my answer is no, basically what a man needs to do is identify the shoulder workouts that simply will work for you and have patience and determination in reaching your goals.

Remember that having a great looking body for men requires a lot of time but it will surely give you great looking body results. Below are 5 effective should workouts you must try that can help you achieve your great looking body goals.

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Shoulder Exercise # 1: Alternating Shoulder Press
What it Targets: Shoulders and Triceps
What you need: Dumbbells
Procedure:

  1. Start by standing with your feet and hip-width apart
  2. With each hand holding dumbbells hold them up at shoulder height
  3. Your palms must be facing forward
  4. Your head and chest must be kept up
  5. Extend your right arm upward like pushing the dumbbells over your head
  6. Then pause for 1 or 2 seconds
  7. Return to the starting position
  8. Repeat the process with your left arm

Note: You can do this process for 12 to 15 alternating repetitions and working on 2 to 3 sets. You can also increase weight of the dumbbells after every set make sure that you are able to handle the weight you choose.

Shoulder Exercise # 2: Alternating Deltoid Raise
What it Targets: Shoulders
What you need: Dumbbells
Procedure:

  1. Start by standing with your feet and hip-width apart
  2. With each hand holding dumbbells at your sides
  3. Your elbows must be slightly bent
  4. Then raise the dumbbells directly in front of you at shoulder height (avoid cheating, do not swing)
  5. Then return to starting position with dumbbells at your side
  6. With the next repetition, lift the dumbbells laterally, lifting out to your side at shoulder height
  7. Then return to starting position
  8. Continue this process alternately to the front and side

Note: You can do this process for 12 to 15 alternating repetitions and working on 2 to 3 sets. You can also increase weight of the dumbbells after every set make sure that you are able to handle the weight you choose.

Shoulder Exercise # 3: Arnold Dumbbell Press
What it Targets: Shoulders and Triceps
What you need: Dumbbells
Procedure:

  1. Start by sitting on the bench having your back supported
  2. While holding two dumbbells in front of you at upper chest level
  3. Your palms must face your body with your elbows bent.
  4. Then lift the dumbbells while you rotate your palms until it face forward
  5. Both arms must be extending upward lifting the dumbbells
  6. Pause for 1 to 2 seconds
  7. Return to starting position (rotate your palms to the previous position)

Note: You can do this process for 12 to 15 repetitions and working on 2 to 3 sets. You can also increase weight of the dumbbells after every set make sure that you are able to handle the weight you choose.

Shoulder Exercise # 4: Barbell Shoulder Press
What it Targets: Shoulders, Chest, and Triceps
What you need: Barbell
Procedure:

  1. Start by sitting on the bench having your back supported in squat rack
  2. Then position your barbell just above your head
  3. Then grab the barbell with a pronated grip like your palms face forward
  4. Make sure that your grip is correct
  5. Then pick the bar and raise it at the position just above your head
  6. Then lock your arms and pause for 1 to 2 seconds
  7. This will just be your starting position
  8. Then lower the bar down to a shoulder level
  9. Then lift the bar back up

Note: You can do this process for 12 to 15 repetitions and working on 2 to 3 sets. You can also increase weight of the barbell after every set make sure that you are able to handle the weight you choose.

Shoulder Exercise # 5: Barbell Rear Delt Row
What it Targets: Shoulders, Biceps, Lats, and Middle Back
What you need: Barbell
Procedure:

  1. Start by standing with your feet and hip-width apart
  2. Then hold a barbell using a wide and overhand grip
  3. Then bend your knees gradually and bend over while keeping the natural arch of the back
  4. Then let the arms hang in front of you while you hold the bar
  5. Now with your torso parallel to the floor
  6. Flare your elbows out away from your body
  7. With your upper arms perpendicular to the torso, pull the barbell up towards your upper chest
  8. While you squeeze your rear delts
  9. Then gradually get back to your starting position

Note: You can do this process for 12 to 15 repetitions and working on 2 to 3 sets. You can also increase weight of the barbell after every set make sure that you are able to handle the weight you choose.

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