If you are a stylish, young and trendy male, cultivating a pair of big shoulders will give you a boost of confidence and make you stand out from the crowd.
Here are my Top 3 Tips for building bigger shoulders.
P.S. Look out for a bonus shoulder workout!
HIT Them Frequently
If you want to get good at something, what do you do? Practice, practice, practice… practice makes perfect! When guys train shoulders, most only hit them 1x per week, but you want to stand out right? So hit them 2-3x per week.
Incorporate Compound Movements
If you want the most bang for your buck, add in compound exercises like the seated dumbbell shoulder press and standing military press. These exercises recruit more muscle groups and allow you to lift heavier which gets you head turning shoulders! Include these exercises first (after your warm up) and use a 6-10 rep range.
Use Higher Reps
Doing higher reps will pump your shoulders with blood, which instantly makes your shoulders look bigger. You’ll also stimulate your body to produce a surge of feel good hormones called ‘endorphins’.
After your compound movement (see Tip 2), incorporate a higher rep range (15-25 reps) for each exercise.
5 minute warm up on the cross trainer
10 circular shoulder swings forward + 10 backwards
2-3 light warm up sets of seated DB press (6-10 reps per set)
Seated dumbbell press: 3 sets x 6-10 reps
Side dumbbell lateral raises: 4 sets x 15-20 reps
Bent over dumbbell lateral raises: 4 sets x 20-25 reps
*Rest 60 seconds between each set