How to Get Bigger Shoulders


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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