Shoulder Exercises For Men | Basic Exercises For Broader Shoulder

Shoulder Exercises For Men : Step By Step Walk Thru Guide

Having a broad and muscular shoulder is every man’s desire. Broad shoulder is a standard body posture for a healthy and strong male. However, due to various reasons, many young men have narrow sloppy shoulder. This not only affects the body appearance, but also makes many young men lack of confidence.  In fact, narrow shoulders can be improved through exercises. Through special designed shoulder exercises for men, shoulder muscles can be trained and build up to compromise the narrow shoulder.

Human shoulder are built up of deltoid muscle, trapezius muscle, supraspinatus muscle, infraspinatus muscle, teres major, teres minor and other muscles. Among them, the deltoid is divided into front, middle and back portion. It is the most obvious shoulder muscle and it play an important role in determine the width of the shoulder.

Therefore, relevant shoulder exercises for men targeting deltoid can quickly and effectively broaden your shoulders and improve the posture. A few good deltoid workout exercises are:

1. Barbell behind neck press:

Barbell behind neck press

this exercise can be done in standing or sitting position. With chest completely straight up, grip the barbell with both hand wide open. With barbell origin position at the back of the neck, raise up the barbell until the arm is straight up. This is usually done in 6-8 groups, each doing 4 to 6 repetitions. This action can fully develop the front, middle and back portion of the deltoid muscle. This exercise is not good for anyone who has past/present shoulder problem or people who has pain between shoulder blades problem as the pain may become worse. It is advisable to do this exercise with a workout partner to help you to unload the reload the weights.

2. Dumbbell lateral raise :

Dumbbell lateral raise

stand straight with both hand holding dumbbell. Arms are straight to your sides. Raise the arm laterally in slow movement until both hands are at the height of your shoulder. Hold for 1-2 seconds and then slowly drop the arms down to the sides. This exercise is mainly for the development of the. Exercise in 8 deltoid muscles to 12 repetitions and in 3 groups. The dumbbell weight should be just adequate.

3. Dumbbell front raise: 

Dumbbell front raise

repeat the similar steps above, this time raise both hands that are holding the dumbbell in front until the arms are at the height of the shoulder. Pause for 1-2 seconds and then drop to the original position. Exercise in 8 to 12 repetition and in 3 groups. This exercise is targeting the front part of the deltoid muscles.

Practice the above shoulder exercises for men 2 to 3 times a week over a period of time, you should yield satisfactory results.