🚨 SHOULDER WORKOUT PROGRAM GUIDE
✅ Your Shoulder Muscles
Ok, so we can’t start to build up the muscles in your shoulders without knowing what muscles make up your shoulders. Put simply, the shoulder is made up of two groups of muscles: extrinsic muscles, which originate from the torso, and attach to the bones of the shoulder, and intrinsic muscles, which originate from the scapula and/or clavicle, and attach to the humerus.
✅ Best Shoulder Exercises
With so many muscles to work, no one exercise will work them all, so we’ve put together a list of seven exercises that target different shoulder muscles. According to White, no shoulder session is complete without these moves, but if you’re wondering how to put these into a routine, check out the ultimate shoulder workout below.
🚨 Barbell Standing Press:
This bodybuilder staple targets your shoulders, but also works your whole body. “It’s a great overall mass builder,” says White. “These are really good for strengthening your core and increasing overall strength due to the stability aspect of this movement.” Start with your hardest move to ensure you’ve got the core strength to maintain perfect form.
🚨 Front raises:
White recommends front raises for anyone those that have gone through the routine and feel short-changed in the front. “It’s unlikely that your anterior delts need extra work, so spend more time on your lateral and posterior deltoids. However, if you feel you want to hit your front deltoids harder, then a front raise is the one for you.” Again, low weight and high reps help you maintain form for shirt-busting gains.
🚨 Lateral Raise:
The slower you can perform these raises, the more they’ll hurt – and the better you’re going to look. “Lateral raises are perfect for isolating the medial part of the deltoid,” White explains. “They’re more commonly used with a lighter weight and higher reps.” You’ll still be gritting your teeth by the end of the third set.