How Shoulder Workouts Can Give You That Perfect Summer Body


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An article about shoulder workouts, and how they can help you get that perfect summer body. You should start by targeting your shoulder muscles with shoulder presses, shoulder shrugs and shoulder raises to tone up your deltoids. You can also try out other exercises like lateral shoulder raises, front shoulder raises, and upright rows to increase the intensity of your workout! You should also mention shoulder exercises for women to help tone up their short-range shoulder muscles.

The shoulder muscles are one of the most important muscle groups in our bodies and they have a lot of functions, such as supporting the shoulder joint and maintaining shoulder stability. They also help us to maintain an upright posture and they work with other upper-body muscles for tasks such as lifting objects from below or above the waist level, pushing, pulling, or carrying heavy loads away from or towards your body. In addition, these muscles keep our joints flexible so we can achieve a full range of motion. All these things make shoulder exercises essential for a strong healthy back!

To get that perfect summer body, it’s important to remember that there are shoulder muscles that we must work out and shoulder exercises we should incorporate into our strength training routine.

Do Shoulder Workouts Twice a Week

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Shoulder exercises are great for getting that perfect summer body. They also promote shoulder health which is important if you want to minimize shoulder pain. I like shoulder workouts because they are easy to do and they don’t take much time. They only really need to be done twice a week at most. You can do them during your lunch break or before bed. Make sure to start with lighter weights until you get used to the exercise, then you can increase how much weight you’re lifting to make it more challenging.

Top 16 Shoulder Workouts You Can Try Out

1. Shoulder Press

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This is a great shoulder workout that targets the deltoids (front, side, and middle shoulder muscles). These muscles surround your shoulder joint and help to lift your arm. Warm-up with shoulder shrugs (raise shoulders towards ears) for 15 reps then do shoulder presses for shoulder-width apart or shoulder-width apart with a barbell behind your head. Add weight to shoulder press only when you can do 15 reps, otherwise, keep the weight lighter until you can do shoulder presses without any difficulty.

2. Upright Rows

These shoulder workouts target the traps (upper shoulder muscles). Make sure to focus on shoulder-width apart. Your shoulder blades should be shrugged together and you want to keep your shoulder blades in that position the whole time.

3. Lateral Raises

These workouts target the side shoulder muscles (middle back shoulder muscles). Make sure to lift weights until they are at shoulder height or higher depending on how comfortable you are with shoulder injuries.

4. Bent Over Lateral Raises

These shoulder workouts target the rear shoulder muscles (lower shoulder muscles). This shoulder exercise is great for toning and lifting your shoulder muscles. Keep it strict to get the best results and avoid lifting your bottom when you raise your arms or you could put a strain on your low back. You can also perform this shoulder exercise with a straight bar or dumbbells.

5. Barbell Face Pull

These workouts target the neck-shoulder muscle (upper back shoulder muscles). Keep shoulder blades squeezed together when doing this shoulder exercise, don’t let your shoulder drop down towards your waistline. You can also do this shoulder workout with bands or cables.

6. Wall Slides

This shoulder workout targets shoulder muscles and shoulder stability (shoulder blade stabilizers). Make sure to keep your shoulder down throughout the whole exercise, it is also great to hold shoulder blades together at the end of the movement. You can do this workout with dumbbells or bands too but I find that it is easier to maintain shoulder stability with a bar.

7. Front Raises

This shoulder workout targets the front shoulder muscles (front shoulder muscles). Keep the elbow tucked in when you do this shoulder exercise and squeeze shoulder blades together at the end of the movement. I like to add a lateral raise afterward for an even better exercise. You can also do front shoulder raises with a bar, band, or cable.

8. Bent Over Low Pulley Row

This targets the back shoulder muscles (back shoulder muscles). Keep shoulder blades squeezed together and have a slight bend of your knees throughout this shoulder exercise. Avoid arching your lower back too much as you hold for 3 seconds at the top of each rep. You can use a shoulder press motion when you pull the shoulder blade in towards your spine, this shoulder workout hits the back shoulder muscles with plenty of resistance. You can do this workout with a bar or band.

9. High Pulley Row

This targets the back shoulder muscles (back shoulder muscles). Keep shoulder blades squeezed together and have a slight bend of your knees throughout this shoulder exercise. Avoid arching your lower back too much as you hold for 3 seconds at the top of each rep. You can use a shoulder press motion when you pull the shoulder blade in towards your spine, this shoulder workout hits the back shoulder muscles with plenty of resistance. You can do this shoulder workout with a bar or band.

10. Low Pulley Side Raise

This workout targets the side shoulder muscles (side shoulder muscles). Keep your shoulders squeezed together and shoulder blades down throughout the whole movement. There is a short-range of motion for this shoulder exercise so it is great if you want to target shoulder muscles and shoulder stability with very little shoulder joint strain.

11. Low Pulley Front Raise

This shoulder workout targets the front shoulder muscles (front shoulder muscles). Keep your shoulders squeezed together and shoulder blades down throughout the whole movement. There is a short-range of motion for shoulder muscles and shoulder stability with very little shoulder joint strain. You can do this workout with a bar, band, or cable.

12. Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise

This shoulder workout targets the rear shoulder muscles (lower shoulder muscles). Make sure to lift weights shoulder blades towards your spine with shoulder blade stabilizers throughout the whole shoulder exercise. This workout also uses a short range of motion so it is great for shoulder muscles and shoulder stability. You can do this shoulder workout with dumbbells or bands.

13. Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise With External Rotation

This shoulder workout targets the rear shoulder muscles (lower shoulder muscles). Make sure to lift weights shoulder blades towards your spine with shoulder blade stabilizers throughout the whole shoulder exercise. This workout also uses a short range of motion so it is great for shoulder muscles and shoulder stability. You can do this shoulder exercise with dumbbells or bands.

14. Bent Over Low Pulley Side Raise

This shoulder workout targets the side shoulder muscles (side shoulder muscles). Keep shoulder blades squeezed together and have a slight bend of your knees throughout this shoulder exercise. Avoid arching your lower back too much as you hold for 3 seconds at the top of each rep. You can use a shoulder press motion when you pull the shoulder blade in towards your spine, this workout hits the side shoulder muscles with plenty of resistance. You can do this shoulder workout with a bar or band.

15. Standing Lateral Raise

This shoulder workout targets the side shoulder muscles (side shoulder muscles). Keep your shoulders squeezed together and shoulder blades down throughout the whole movement. There is a short-range of motion for shoulder muscles and shoulder stability with very little shoulder joint strain. You can do this workout with a bar, band, or cable.

16. Inverted Row

This shoulder workout targets the back shoulder muscles (back shoulder muscles). Keep shoulder blades squeezed together and shoulder blades down throughout the whole movement. This shoulder exercise also uses a short range of motion so it is great for shoulder muscles and shoulder stability with very little shoulder joint strain. You can do this workout with a bar, band, or cable.

Conclusion-

If you’re looking for shoulder workouts to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance this summer then shoulder exercises are the best way to go. They will strengthen not only your shoulder muscles but also other muscle groups in your arms as well. We’ve included 15 of our favorite shoulder workout routines that target different areas so there’s something for everyone! If you need some help getting started with these shoulder weight training tips or just want more information on how they work before diving into them headfirst, let us know–we’d be happy to answer any questions about their benefits. Which one of these do you think would be most beneficial?

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