Ladies love men with V-shaped torsos. Studies have shown that women are most drawn to men whose shoulders measure 1.6 times the size of their waist. One way to build a ripped torso that's wide on top and narrow at the bottom is to do shoulder exercises. Watch Paul Foster guide you through six moves to really get hefty, rounded shoulder muscles.
Here are some tips for the moves. Feel free to adjust the amount of sets based on your personal capacity:
1. Side Lateral Raise (12 Reps x 5 Sets)
Tip: Keep your back straight and core locked in. Lift with your elbows slightly bent.
Benefits: This move is great for strengthening your shoulders, and you should also find that your shoulder mobility increases after a few weeks of doing the exercise. Your core comes into play if you’re bracing it correctly when you lift, and your arms should also feel some of the strain after a set.
2. Front Dumbbell Raise (12 Reps x 5 Sets)
Tip: Exhale as you bring the weight up for added ease.
Benefits: This move does wonders for your anterior deltoid head, really sculpting your shoulder muscles.
3. Dumbbell Shrug (12 Reps x 5 Sets)
Tip: Your arms should be extended at all times. Do this movement in a slow and controlled manner and keep your back straight at all times.
Benefits: Work your upper traps by using that muscle group to shrug the weights, instead of your biceps.
4. Bent Over Reverse Fly (12 Reps x 5 Sets)
Tip: Squeeze your shoulders and pause for a second as your lift the weights.
Benefits: Known as one of the best shoulder exercises of all time, this move will also work your upper back.
5. Military Press (12 Reps x 5 Sets)
Tip: Those with lower back issues can perform this move while seated.
Benefits: In addition to your shoulders, you will blast your triceps as well with this compound move.
6. Cable Internal Rotation (12 Reps x 5 Sets)
Tip: Keep your elbows bent at 90 degrees throughout.
Benefits: This targets the small rotator cuff of the shoulder, helping with joint pains as well.
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