Exercises for bigger shoulders

You want to make your shoulders bigger but you don’t know where to start from? Well,we’ve got you covered with our list of exercises for bigger shoulders.

Cable reverse flye

Grasp the life-side handle of D-handles (attached to the upper pulley of the cable machine) with the right hand. The over, take the right-side handle in the left hand, then step to the center. Straighten the elbows but don’t lock them. Open the arms out to the sides while pulling the handless across to the other side using the rear delts.

Bent-over dumbbell lateral raise

Grab a dumbbell in each hand. Keep the chest up, the knees slightly bend and the back flat.
Fix your eyes on a point of the ground slightly ahead of you. Bend your hips over until you reach the point where the torso is almost parallel to the floor. Keep the elbows fixed in a position that is slightly bent and the dumbbells hanging straight beneath you. Start raising the dumbbells to the sides up and out in an arc. Continue until the upper arms are nearly parallel to the floor. Pause for a sec and lower the dumbbells.

Dumbbell lateral raise

Stand straight keeping the feet at a shoulder width. Keep the chest up with the shoulders being back and the abs tight. Hold the dumbbells at the sides keeping the grip neutral. Start raising the dumbbells out to the sides with an arc motion. Raise them to a shoulder level, hold
for a moment and start lowering them back down.

Face pull

Put a rope at the pulldown station and select a weight that’s heavy enough to provide a counterbalancing force for your weight. Start by standing in front of the pulley. Take each end of the rope in hand by using overhand grips (the palms should be facing at each other) and lift the elbows to the level of your shoulders and to your sides. Put one of your feet on the kneepad. Lean back until your body is at a 45-degree angle with respect to the floor. Keep the elbows elevated and start pulling the rope towards your face until the hands reach a point alongside the ears. Squeeze, return to starting position and don’t allow the weight to touch down between the repetitions.

And here are several more:

  • Cable front raise
  • One arm cable lateral raise
  • Push press
  • Wide-grip smith machine upright row
  • Seated barbell shoulder press
  • Seated dumbbell shoulder press


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