The daily challenge at the gym is an effective way to test our physical and psychological limits. There are always new trends and workouts that sound a lot more interesting than the ones we already know. The show goes on with the V-taper revolution. Looks like having well-shaped shoulders is a complete must-have.
It is healthy and very attractive to the opposite sex. Studies have shown that women are in love with the back muscles. The reason is quite simple: a well built back is often synonymous with strength, protection, and virility.
The best quality and the sign of strength in an imposing body is a set of strong, wide-rounded shoulders. Some men are born with narrow shoulders, others with medium width, and some are just well-framed from birth.
With proper training methods, you too can make your shoulders wider, stronger and more aesthetically pleasing. If the workout you are doing now does not work for your shoulders, then you should revive your fitness path, the way you train and add a couple of shoulder exercises for mass.
KNOW YOUR SHOULDERS
The shoulder is one of the largest joint in the body and its musculature is very complex. The shoulder is made up of three bones – the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the humerus (upper arm bone). It is protected by three ligaments that surround the shoulder joint, and most of its stability comes from the muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff. You need your shoulders to be mobile enough for a wide range of motions, but also stable enough so you can do actions such as lifting, pulling and pushing.
The largest of the shoulder muscles is the deltoid. This is the muscle which gives the shoulder it’s rounded-off shape. The action of the shoulder is complex, each portion of the deltoid acting singularly to produce distinct movements from the other portions of the muscle such as raising the arm and assisting the pectoralis muscle in the chest. The deltoid muscle is made up of three sets of muscle fibers:
The most important function of the deltoid is preventing joint dislocation when carrying heavy objects. When it comes to building those massive shoulders, you need to know what kind of plans you have with your body, put in the work necessary for the growth of the muscles, and understand that it takes patience and time.
Building a well-framed shoulder isn’t rocket science. You just need to properly work the three deltoid parts. Here are a few examples that you can include in your workout routine to help you build a nice pair of well-rounded shoulders.
Front Dumbbell Raise
Barbell Shoulder Press
Rear Deltoid Barbell Row
Front barbell raises
Lying rear lateral raise
Cable rear lateral raise
Cable seated rear lateral raise
Cable upright row
After planning your goals you can easily go ahead and schedule your sets and reps. Generally, a number of sets is in between 2 to 6 reps for strength and 8 to 10 for building maximum muscle mass. It’s up to you and the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Do these exercises a few times a week focusing on the intensity of each exercise. Give it time, and you’ll see that having shoulder building exercises in your everyday routine is really worth it!