The shoulder muscles or deltoids are undeniably one of the most impressive muscles on the body. Many guys want shoulders that look like cannonballs. These deltoid muscles when sculpted well, will add definition to the arms by giving a clear distinction of where the biceps and triceps end and where the shoulders start.If you neglect the shoulders and build big biceps and triceps, your arm will be bid but it will be flat and rounded. Almost as if you are fat. Carve out the cannonballs and your body will look totally different.
You will look wider and will have the V-taper that makes look like you work out.Despite the importance of the deltoids, it’s actually quite rare to see men who have well-sculpted shoulders. One reason for this could be that they neglect this muscle group. Another reason could be that they do not know how to target the delts effectively.
This article will provide some tips that if followed closely will help you carve shoulders that will be the envy of the other gym rats.The first thing you need to do is check if you have any injuries or structural imbalance in your shoulders. Most people never do this. If you have no prior injuries, that’s excellent. If you do have injuries, you should check with your doctor what shoulder exercises are suitable for you.
The structural imbalance is when your rear delts are weak. This is so common it should be a crime. To correct this problem, you should work out your rear delts first. In most men, since this is the weakest part of the shoulders, it’s best to work it while you are still fresh.
Use bent over lateral raises, lateral raises on an incline, reverse flyes, face pulls on a cable pulley machine to work the rear delts. You can find many exercises on working your rear delts just by Googling it online. Just make sure you work this group first.
Another tip would be to use dumbbells instead of barbells when working your shoulders. This will prevent your dominant side from doing more work. Military presses are excellent for developing your delts.
Another exercise that is mostly forgotten is Y-presses. This is a very good exercise for keeping tension in the deltoid as you work them. You may have to use lighter weights because this is quite a difficult exercise if you are not used to the move.
Shoulder muscles are small muscles, and there is really no need to overload them with too much weight. What you should be aiming for is good form and volume in your workouts. You want to activate all the fibers in your shoulders and fatigue them.
Focus on your delts as you perform the move. You do not want sloppy form or other muscles assisting in your movements.
You may workout your shoulder muscles twice a week.
Make shoulder shrugs a part of your shoulder workout. Do the rear, side and front delt raises. These will work out your shoulders from all angles. You may finish off your workout by doing Arnold presses to failure. The Arnold Press is one of the best shoulder exercises because it works the entire shoulder muscle with just one move.
When working your shoulders, it’s best to use weights that allow you to work in the 8 to 12 rep range. Once you can do more than 12 reps, you may increase the weight. Remember that the shoulder muscles respond to volume. Occasionally you may use heavy weights to shock them but, for the most part, stick to lighter weights.
Also bear in mind that the rotator cuff in your shoulder is prone to injury. Keep your moves controlled and even. Check your ego at the door. A rotator cuff injury can put you out of commission for months. Work within your ability.
As long as you train this way and eat right, you will get the shoulders that look like they’re going to burst out of your shirt sleeves. A crowd pleaser and a head turner.