Big and wide shoulders are highly coveted. In addition to bigger arms and a bigger chest, bigger shoulders signify strength. Get yours up to par and you will have others going crazy over your new body.
Things You'll Need
- Dumbbells, Barbells
How to Get Bigger Shoulders
To build overall shoulder mass perform military overhead presses with a dumbbell or barbell. Perform presses in a seated position using a weight you can handle for 8 repetitions. Alternating barbells and dumbbells on a weekly basis will help to bring up your shoulders.
Add mass around your neck and shoulder area by performing shrugs. These can be performed by holding either a barbell or dumbbells. Use a weight you can handle for 8 repetitions. Shrug up and hold for a second and release slowly down, then repeat for reps.
Add roundness and size to your shoulders by performing side lat raises. Use a weight you can handle for 8 repetitions. Start off at your sides and raise to ear level then return to starting position.
Bring up size in the front of your shoulders by performing front shoulder raises. Again using a weight you can handle for 8 repetitions raise to eye level in front of you then back down to the starting position.
Bring up more size in your upper back shoulder area by performing bent over reverse flies. Bend over at a 90 degree angle using a weight you can handle 8 repetitions with. Start off to your side and raise to your sides until it is the same level as your head. Return to staring position.
Tips & Warnings
- Alternate training heavy and light days. Utilize high and low reps as well to build not only size but definition as well.
- Use only a weight you can handle. Using heavier weights can result in injury.
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