3 Exercises Which Will Boost Your Shoulders And Get You Some DELTS!

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Building your shoulders helps improve your overall physique by making it stronger and wider but for many of us it's an area which takes a long time to build up. If you naturally have broad shoulders then you will find it slightly easier to build good delts, however for us skinnier guys it can take a lot longer. Before I get into what exactly you should be doing in your shoulder workouts, let's take a closer look at which exercises are going to help you the most.

Building

When looking to build a certain area, it's best to stick with pressing movements over isolation, as these will help break down the muscles further. This isn't always the same in every session but in most cases when looking to build up an area, you need to hit pressing exercises which will promote growth.

Calories

When building your muscles you also need to pay attention to the amount of calories you are eating, broccoli and rice isn't going to cut it. So, in order to develop a bigger and stronger physique you need to eat enough calories for your body to grow and develop. Therefore eating big meals and consuming enough protein, carbohydrates and fats will ensure you grow accordingly.

Shoulder Workout

Strict Shoulder Press - Stand with an Olympic barbell and keep everything engaged while pressing the bar above your head. Try not to bounce with your legs or move anything else apart from pressing with your shoulders. This is a great exercise for working on strength and building your shoulders.

Standing Dumbbell Press - Adopt the same position as you do with the barbell but this time use dumbbells to work out any imbalances you may have. When you use a barbell you tend to compensate with your stronger side to lift the weight. Dumbbells are great for strengthening weak areas and making sure you develop them to make you overall a stronger person.

Standing Side Raise - Finally, standing again to engage the core to perform side raises which will work the shoulders further. This is a great exercise to build the shoulders and work on your broadness and develop the delts further. Try different techniques with this by utitlising machines and dumbbells.

As for sets and reps try and make sure you test yourself as much as you can through each set you put yourself through. Don't forget to have your protein shake afterwards and re fuel correctly.

About the Author

Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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