5 Best Shoulder Exercises


How about a set of boulder shoulders? You can have it, all you need is some tight and effective exercise for your shoulders. Shoulder exercises not only help you to build a fit and shaped body but studies have determined that the best shoulder exercises can relieve pain and decrease the possibility of future dislocations.

Utopia Life Coach has come up with some best shoulder exercises. Here is it.


Dumbbell press:

It is one of the best exercises for the shoulder. It is a compound exercise that will help your shoulder to develop overall. To do this exercise, take a bench so that your back gets support and there is no pressure on your spinal cord. Sit with dumbbells with the support of the bench, sit straight and balance both the dumbbells, keeping it at 90 degrees. While lifting make sure you do a full range of motion and squeeze your shoulder. Squeeze and stretch. Continue it. Do this set 4 times with 10-12 repetitions.


Overhead/Military Barbell Press:

While doing this exercise stand straight, keep your chest lift and your core tight. Make sure to not bend too much while lifting the bar. Hold the bar with a strong grip by putting the thumb inwards and lift it up till the time it is over your head. Do it in full range motion and bring it back to the position. Repeat it. Do this set 3-4 times with 10-15 repetitions.


Dumbbell Lateral Raise:

If you execute this properly it will do wonders as it targets the middle deltoids. Start it with the standing position. Keep your head straight, chest up and core tight. Hold a dumbbell at either side, raise it up by just using your shoulder and arms, raise it up above your shoulder level. Keep a hold in that position for a while and then lower it back to the starting position. Do this set 2 to 3 times with 10 to 20 repetitions.


Front Cable Raises:

This exercise targets the front delt. For this exercise, hold the cable tight, keep your core tight, pull the cable by setting the desired weight on the low pulley machine. Lift your arm to the front. Squeeze your front delt while lifting it. Stretch and squeeze. Now lower it back to the position. Do 4 sets of it with 15 repetitions in each.

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Barbell Shrugs:

Looking for a big upper back? Go for Barbell shrugs. It is one of the best exercises to strengthen your shoulder and your trapezius muscles. To do this exercise stand straight with your feet planted shoulder-width apart, hold the bar, lift it up a bit above waist level and hold it there for a while. Squeeze your traps while doing it and breathe out.


These are some of the best shoulder exercises that will help you to get a set of boulder shoulders.