When it comes to getting bigger shoulders there are a lot of shoulder exercises that you can choose from. The problem is that because the shoulder is such a delicate joint, choosing the wrong exercises in your shoulder workout can be devastating.
In a recent Men’s Fitness Magazine issue, I was asked to write about exercises that can be improved and made less dangerous. First up, and featured in this video, is the upright row exercise. This shoulder workout wrecker is one of the worst exercises you can do because it puts your shoulders in the impingement position at the top of the movement.
The use of the barbell when doing it makes it even worse. The best thing you can do is swap dumbbells for the barbell and then be sure to keep your elbows LOWER than your thumbs at the top of the exercise. This helps to make the shoulder exercise more of a high pull and places the joint in external rotation instead of internal rotation normally seen with the upright row.
Tony Thomas shows a great workout that can help you define your abdominal’s, chest, back, and shoulders. Tony Thomas Sports REV Strength System “Rise of the Superior Athlete” by Tony Thomas Sports Production
Using your own body weight you can build various muscle groups without needing to use other external weights, such as barbells or dumbbells. Watch this demo for a demonstration on how to develop your shoulder muscles this way.
Brad Gaines is a certified personal trainer and Nutrition & Wellness Specialist. Fitness is his passion and a huge part of of his life. Watch this extensive demonstration of exercises designed to mold powerful shoulders. Presented are 11 Killer Shoulder Exercises For Men. Bench presses and bicep curls alone will not get you the buff upper body you’re after. A nice pair of muscular and well-defined shoulders will help balance out your frame, improve your posture and make you look great in a tank top come summertime. Here you find a list of 11 killer shoulder exercises to help you do just that. Pick 3 or 4 exercises per workout session and three sets of 8 to 12 reps for each exercise that you choose.
Shoulder workouts for men. Many guys like to work their traps when working deltoids (shoulders). That’s fine if you prefer this. If so, include one exercise of barbell or dumbbell shrugs. Personally I choose to work my traps along with my back.
Here is a list of shoulder exercises for men in order. A simple google search for each one will deliver you detailed instructions
1) Seated Barbell Military Press
2) Smith Front Press
3) Barbell Indy Press
4) Around the Worlds
5) Steering Wheels:
6) Weight Plate Front Raise:
7) Straight Bar Incline Bench Front Raises
8) Seated Dumbbell Military Press
9) Dumbbell Side Laterals
10) Standing Bent Over Dumbbell Reverse Side Laterals:
11) Seated Dumbbell Bent Over Reverse Side Laterals:
There are other variations and shoulder exercises for men you can perform, but this is a good starting point. Make sure to pay attention in the gym and take precautions. It is easy to get injured if you are not alert of yourself and those around you. Most important of all, keep your lower back as straight as possible and pick up the weight using your legs.