Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Shoulder Mass
The size of your deltoids can make a major impact on your overall physique. Big, ripped deltoids add the
illusion of width and thickness to your body.
Many people don’t know how to effectively work their deltoids – which is why this article exists! I will discuss
five exercises that can make a dramatic influence on the size and strength of your deltoids.
The next time you design a workout program, keep these exercises in mind and watch your progress skyrocket!
Perhaps the greatest exercise for your shoulders is the shoulder press. Not surprisingly, this exercise targets
your deltoids but also works the surrounding stabilizing muscles. This exercise can be performed with a barbell,
dumbbells, a machine, or cables.
To target different areas of your deltoids, experiment with different hand placings and where you lower the bar
to (behind your neck or in front of you neck). You can also play around with the tempo of the lift and how many
repetitions you perform.
To avoid injury, always use proper technique and keep your core tight. Stabilizing your upper body while
performing the exercise in a slow and controlled manner will help you see results fast.
A great exercise for the deltoids that many people don’t consider is the
bench press. This exercise mainly targets the pectorals and the triceps, but it does put a lot of emphasis on the
This exercise mainly focuses on the front deltoids, so pairing it with a rear deltoid exercise would be
beneficial. As always, makes sure you are using the proper technique. The bench press can be a hard exercise to
master, and using improper form can lead to shoulder injury.
Standing shoulder flyes are a great addition to your shoulder routine. Not only do these isolate your deltoids,
but they also allow you to work each arm independently. This can help prevent size differences and encourage muscle
Standing shoulder flyes can be done with a cable, dumbbell, or machine. Whichever method of resistance you
choose, be sure to keep your core tight and back straight while moving the weight. To effectively target the
deltoids during this exercise, you should focus on pulling your shoulder blades together at the top of the
The fourth top exercise for increasing deltoid mass is the dumbbell or plate front raise. These are done by
holding a dumbbell or plate our in front of your and slowly raising it until it is parallel with your
You can alternate bringing them in front of you with bringing them to your side for an even more intense
workout. Try to develop a mind-muscle connection with your deltoids by focusing on the movement and how your
Lastly, your shoulder routine
should include seated rear delt raises. This exercise is great for developing a fuller, more developed deltoid.
Perform this exercise like a fly, but sit on a bench and bend forward. Keep your core tight and pull your shoulder
blades together. Ideally, you back should be doing no work – this may take some time to perfect as it is a lot like
a bent over back fly.
It is my hope that this article has providing you with some interesting and helpful tips to grow your deltoids
and get the physique you’ve always wanted!
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