Awesome shoulders literally are the joint between nicely developed arms and a good-looking chest. Here are three great exercises that train all three parts of your shoulder.
Your Shoulder And What It Looks Like
Your shoulder is made up of three muscles that all have to be trained to get that perfect look and, very important, to prevent you from getting muscular imbalances. These can shift the mechanics of the shoulder joint and cause a lot of pain.
Those three portions are the anterior (front), lateral (side) and posterior (rear) deltoid muscles. Click the images for a closer look:
The Military Press
One of the greatest exercises you can do for the front portion of the shoulder is the military press. It’s target is the anterior delt, but it trains the side delts, the upper back, the triceps and even the upper chest along with it.
Not everybody is comfortable doing this exercise standing, so here is the safer seated alternative:
If you lack the barbell, try shoulder presses as an alternative.
The Dumbbell Raise
Let’s move over to your lateral delts, where we do dumbbell raises. These are another great compound, as it trains the side delts, but also involves the posterior shoulder portion, the upper back, the forearms and the smaller deep shoulder muscles that help stabilize it.
The Rear Delt Raise
Now that we already had the rear delt involved from the dumbbell raises, we don’t need that much more to give that small muscle proper attention. A simple isolation like the rear delt raise suffices:
And That’s Not All!
Of course these three exercises are just one example for a home shoulder training. An alternative I compiled in this video.