Best Exercises for the Shoulders

Developing your shoulder muscles is an essential part in having a proportionate and attractive physique. The reason being that additional shoulder mass gives you a look of strength and offers you plenty of health benefits. Moreover, powerful shoulders help you prevent many injuries for as long as you perform the exercises in good form. Here are some of the best exercises that you can perform for great looking shoulder muscles.

1.) Barbell Shoulder Press

You can do this in two ways. One is the traditional method wherein you lift the weights behind the neck. The second one is to lower the barbell in front of your face just until it reaches the top part of your chest and raise it back again. You can perform these workouts using a barbell but you may also use a specific type of machines designed for this exercise.

English: an exercise of shoulders

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2.) Dumbbell Shoulder Press

This can be performed in any bench with back rest. You simply have to sit down holding one dumbbell in each hand. Then, use your thighs to get yourself in position. Raise your dumbbells up to reach ear level while ensuring that your palms are facing forward. Push your dumbbells upwards and lift them up until they are fully extended on top of your head. Lower back your dumbbells up to your ear level.

3.) Arnold Dumbbell Press

This is a common and well known variation of the dumbbell press. You perform it just like the dumbbell press with the one single exception that you begin with your palms facing inwards and your arms placed on your side. Then, you push the weights up, extend your arms and slowly rotate them so that your end position has both of your palms facing forward. Put back the weights down as you rotate your palms to the beginning position.

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