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HOW TO EXERCISE TO BUILD BIG SHOULDER MUSCLES

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Working on building the shoulder muscles? This can be a challenge. It’s very hard to build muscle on your shoulders safely and effectively. Many of your other upper body exercises put stress on the shoulders and need to be taken into consideration.

For example, if you did a heavy load of bench press this week, you shouldn’t do any overhead presses because you could injury your rotator cuff from too much shoulder strain. So if you train chest one day, wait two days before you train the shoulders, and two more days for the chest again.

Make sure that you warm up properly since you are dealing with such a delicate joint. If you are just starting out working your shoulder, or deltoids, take it easy. Begin by slowly strengthening your deltoids and then focus on growth.

There are three parts of the deltoid, the front, the middle, and the rear deltoids, that need to be worked. Here are a few exercises that will help you to develop strong muscular shoulders that put most men to shame:

External Rotation: Sets 3, Reps 8-10


Works the rear deltoid


Lie down on the floor on your side with your head resting on one hand. With the other hand, grip a dumbbell with your arm bent at a 90 degree angle draped across your belly. Slowly rotate your arm from your belly up towards the ceiling until it is parallel to the floor. Your elbow should never leave the side of your body.

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