Great Shoulder Exercises for a Full Shoulder Workout
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Top Shoulder Exercises
The Arnold Press
The arnold press is a variation of the overhead press named after the Terminator himself, who apparently relied on the method to bulk up. It’s designed to hit more than a standard press (seated or otherwise).
This version of the press is more intense and recommended for more advanced lifters, so grab a spotter or a trainer to check form and ensure you’re performing it correctly.
Reps – 5, Sets – 3
Also known as a side raise or shoulder fly, the lateral raise is a hard-hitting exercise for your shoulders and upper arms.
Reps – 10, Sets – 5
For strong traps, lats, and rhomboids, Shrugs are a great option to increase your strength in these areas. Shrugs can also help your posture as well have increasing the size of your traps.
Remember to hold the weight as the top of the rep for s few seconds to gain the most benefit.
Reps – 8-12, Sets – 3
The Reverse Fly
The reverse fly looks simple, but it’s important to get the basics right to avoid injury or putting in lots of effort for little return. Still, as far as dumbbell shoulder exercises go, it’s one of the best for building shoulder strength and mass.
Reps – 8-12, Sets – 5
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