Working out your shoulders is a great idea because it makes you stronger, but it also creates a sleek, proportionate look through your body that is healthy and attractive. When you work your shoulders, you often also work your arms and back so adding shoulder moves to your routine is something that you should definitely be doing. Here are some moves that provide mega results and give you the body you’ve always dreamed of having.
1 Kettlebell Swings
Kettlebell swings are good for toning your entire body and burning calories at the same time. Every time you swing the kettlebell up and over your head, it requires your shoulders to activate. This builds strength in your shoulders and creates muscle definition at the same time.
2 Seated Dumbbell Press
Because you can add weight to this move as you get stronger and leaner, it’s a great move that has a permanent place in your shoulder routine. The move requires dumbbells and you should start with a five pound load and increase it as you go. This video teaches you the proper form for doing the move and getting the most out of it.
3 Side Lateral Raise
I won’t lie and tell you this move is a cinch because it’s not. Actually, it’s one that I hate the most. However, its intensity tells you just how beneficial it is. The move might not be easy, but it is very powerful when it comes to building strength and muscle size at the same time. This move should always be part of your shoulder routine.
4 Front Dumbbell Raise
Are you seeing a theme here? Moves that use dumbbells are so effective for your arms because you need weight to work them that you don’t normally have. Because you’re arms and shoulders are used to lugging groceries, your kids, and a laundry basket, you need to bump it up when you work out to get the results you want.
5 Bent over Dumbbell Rows
One of the best moves you can do for your shoulders is rows. Bending over to do the move enhances the benefits and ensures strong, lean shoulders after just a few weeks. In terms of ease, this is one of the moves that will be the easiest for you to do. They are one of my favorites and I think they’ll be one of your favorites too.
6 Shoulder Cycles
You will not believe the transformation you will see in your shoulders when you add shoulder cycles to your routine. This video will teach you how to get them just right so you can maximize the benefits and make the move one that you get the most out of. You’ll need a set of dumbbells to do the move so make sure you have some on hand when you get started.
7 Overhead Triceps Extensions
This move is totally perfect for building the sleek, toned shoulders that you want. It’s also great for making your shoulders stronger. The move can be done with a set of dumbbells, but I like to do it with a kettlebell instead. Either way, the over triceps extension is one move you’ll never regret adding to your shoulder routine.
Which of these moves do you love most? What others would you add to the list?