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Shoulder Exercises

Looking for the best shoulder exercise to give you firm broad shoulders? Strong defined shoulders are key to an in shape physique and therefore a good shoulder exercise should always be part of your program.

Shoulder Exercises

It’s no secret that women find broad shoulders attractive on men and our workouts will show you how to pack on some serious shoulder muscle.

WorkoutBOX contains great shoulder exercises, that help you build big, wide shoulders in order to give you that “v-shape” look. Soon you’ll be too big for your gym vest and be turning sideways to walk through doors!

Arm Circles, Dumbbell, Backwards

Beginner
Arm Circles, Dumbbell, Backwards
The backward arm circle exercise works the entire shoulder girdle. Start with a light weight because if you are not used to doing them you'll soon find it hard going and the tendency then is to fall into poor t 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Arm Circles, Dumbbell, Forward

Beginner
Arm Circles, Dumbbell, Forward
The forward arm circle exercise works the entire shoulder girdle. Start with a light weight because if you are not used to doing them you'll soon find it hard going and the tendency then is to fall into poor te 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Arm Circles, Dumbbell, Two Way

Beginner
Arm Circles, Dumbbell, Two Way
Two Way Dumbbell Arm Circles are an effective exercise for developing and strengthening the shoulders. Make sure you use a controlled motion when performing this exercise. Below you will find a video tutorial a 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Arnold Press, Alternating, Standing

Intermediate
Arnold Press, Alternating, Standing
The arnold press is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by pressing overhead while rotating the arms. This exercise works all the deltoid muscles in one movement. Alternating the 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Arnold Press, Seated

Beginner
Arnold Press, Seated
The arnold press is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by pressing overhead while rotating the arms. Performing the exercise whilst seated, encourages good technique. Below you' 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Arnold Press, Standing

Beginner
Arnold Press, Standing
The arnold press is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by pressing overhead while rotating the arms. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step instructions that describes 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Behind the Neck, Military Press, Barbell, Seated

Intermediate
Behind the Neck, Military Press, Barbell, Seated
Targets : Rear Shoulders View Exercise

Burpee Press, Dumbbell

Advanced
Burpee Press, Dumbbell
The Dumbbell Burpee Press is a 3-in-1 exercise that works your shoulders, chest and legs. This is a very tough exercise, so it's only for the experienced fitness expert, or the very brave. Below you will find a 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Dumbbell Row, Plank, Single Arm

Intermediate
Dumbbell Row, Plank, Single Arm
This single arm plank dumbbell row is a fantastic exercise for improving core strength and stability whilst strengthening the whole back. It can be quite challenging if you are a beginner. Practice first withou 
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Targets : Rear Shoulders View Exercise

Front Raise, Alternating, Static Hold

Intermediate
Front Raise, Alternating, Static Hold
The alternating dumbbell front raise is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by extending the arm in front of the body with the elbow extended. Including a static hold in the move 
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Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Front Raise, Cable

Intermediate
Front Raise, Cable
Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Front Raise, Cable, Alternating

Intermediate
Front Raise, Cable, Alternating
Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Front Raise, Dumbbell

Beginner
Front Raise, Dumbbell
The front raise is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by extending the arm in front of the body with the elbow extended. This exercise is excellent for working primarily the fro 
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Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Front Raise, Dumbbell, Alternating

Beginner
Front Raise, Dumbbell, Alternating
The alternating dumbbell front raise is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by extending the arm in front of the body with the elbow extended. t will help to broaden the shoulder 
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Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Front Raise, Dumbbell, Static Hold

Beginner
Front Raise, Dumbbell, Static Hold
The front raise is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by extending the arm in front of the body with the elbow extended. This exercise is excellent for working primarily the fro 
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Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Front Raise, Eccentric

Beginner
Front Raise, Eccentric
The Eccentric Front Raise is an effective exercise for developing and strengthening the shoulders. You may find the eccentric motion difficult, but it will promote muscle growth. Below you will find a video tut 
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Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Front Raise, Flutters

Intermediate
Front Raise, Flutters
Front Raise Flutters are an effective exercise for developing and strengthening the shoulders. The constant movement of the flutter motion will help stimulate muscle growth. Below you will find a video tutorial 
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Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Lateral Raise Machine

Beginner
Lateral Raise Machine
Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Lateral Raise on Exercise Ball

Intermediate
Lateral Raise on Exercise Ball
Targets : Mid Shoulders View Exercise

Lateral Raise, Dumbbell

Intermediate
Lateral Raise, Dumbbell
The lateral raise with dumbbells is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by extending the arm to the side of the body with the elbow extended. Start with a light weight to perfect 
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Targets : Mid Shoulders View Exercise

Lateral Raise, Dumbbell, Bent Over

Intermediate
Lateral Raise, Dumbbell, Bent Over
The bent over lateral raise is an effective exercise for developing the delts and lats, and is performed by bending at the waist and lifting dumbbells to the side of the body with the elbows bent. Squeezing the 
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Targets : Rear Shoulders View Exercise

Lateral Raise, Dumbbell, Static Hold

Intermediate
Lateral Raise, Dumbbell, Static Hold
The lateral raise is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by extending the arm to the side of the body with the elbow extended. Including an isometric hold increases the time unde 
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Targets : Mid Shoulders View Exercise

Machine Pulldown, Neutral Grip

Beginner
Machine Pulldown, Neutral Grip
Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Machine Pulldown, Underhand Grip

Beginner
Machine Pulldown, Underhand Grip
Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Military Press, Barbell, Seated

Beginner
Military Press, Barbell, Seated
The military press is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by pressing a bar overhead, extending the arms. Also known as the shoulder press, the overhead barbell press hits multip 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Power Jerk

Advanced
Power Jerk
The power jerk is an effective exercise for developing explosive power, and is performed by bending the knees, pressing overhead, and dropping under to catch the weight. Below you'll find a video guide and step 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Push Press, Barbell

Advanced
Push Press, Barbell
The barbell push press is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by pressing overhead, extending the arms, only slightly using the legs. Using the legs allows you to gain momentum f 
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Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Push Press, Dumbbell

Advanced
Push Press, Dumbbell
The dumbbell push press is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by pressing overhead, extending the arms, only slightly using the legs. Using the legs allows you to push more weig 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Reverse Flyes, Dumbbell

Intermediate
Reverse Flyes, Dumbbell
The dumbbell reverse flye targets the rear shoulder (posterior deltoid) muscles. Performing reverse flyes with dumbbells is quite a challenging exercise, so start with a relatively light weight to perfect the m 
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Targets : Rear Shoulders View Exercise

Reverse Flyes, Dumbbell, Exercise Ball

Intermediate
Reverse Flyes, Dumbbell, Exercise Ball
This exercise is excellent for developing strong muscular shoulders. It really targets the rear shoulder muscles. Performing the movement lying across an exercise ball helps to isolate the shoulders for a more  
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Targets : Rear Shoulders View Exercise

Scarecrow Rotators

Intermediate
Scarecrow Rotators
Scarecrow Rotators are an effective exercise for developing and strengthening the rotator cuffs. Your rotator cuff helps stabilize your shoulder joint, so this exercise is extremely important for shoulder healt 
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Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Shoulder Press Machine

Beginner
Shoulder Press Machine
The shoulder press machine is a great way for beginners to start developing a strong, powerful set of shoulders. A broad set of shoulders are the pinnacle of toned muscular body and using a seated shoulder pres 
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Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Shoulder Press, Cable

Beginner
Shoulder Press, Cable
Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Shoulder Press, Cable, Alternating

Beginner
Shoulder Press, Cable, Alternating
Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Shoulder Press, Dumbbell

Intermediate
Shoulder Press, Dumbbell
The dumbbell shoulder press is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by pressing overhead, extending the arms. It hits multiple muscles and will help develop big powerful shoulders 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Shoulder Press, Dumbbell, Alternating

Intermediate
Shoulder Press, Dumbbell, Alternating
The military shoulder press is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by pressing overhead, extending the arms. Performing the exercise whilst standing places more emphasis on the c 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Shoulder Press, Dumbbell, Neutral Grip

Beginner
Shoulder Press, Dumbbell, Neutral Grip
The shoulder press is an effective exercise for developing the deltoids, and is performed by pressing overhead, extending the arms. The neutral hand position works different areas of the deltoid muscles and pla 
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Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Shoulder Shrugs, Barbell

Beginner
Shoulder Shrugs, Barbell
Develops the upper shoulders to build a broad strong sloping neckline. Can be performed with a barbell, dumbbells, cables or any other suitable resistance equipment.
Targets : Upper Shoulders View Exercise

Shoulder Shrugs, Cable

Beginner
Shoulder Shrugs, Cable
Develops the upper shoulders to build a broad strong sloping neckline. Using a cable machine provides a safe and effective option for beginners that will give you decent results.
Targets : Upper Shoulders View Exercise

Shoulder Shrugs, Dumbbell

Beginner
Shoulder Shrugs, Dumbbell
Shoulder shrugs with dumbbells develops the upper shoulders to build a broad strong sloping neckline. Can be performed with a barbell, dumbbells, cables or any other suitable resistance equipment. Below you'll  
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Targets : Upper Shoulders View Exercise

Upright Row, Barbell

Intermediate
Upright Row, Barbell
The upright row exercise works the upper, mid and rear shoulder muscles most intensely. It also works the front shoulders, biceps, forearms and back to lesser intensity. It's a great upper body exercise and wil 
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Targets : Upper Shoulders View Exercise

Upright Row, Cable

Beginner
Upright Row, Cable
Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Upright Row, Cable, Alternating

Beginner
Upright Row, Cable, Alternating
Targets : Shoulders View Exercise

Upright Row, Dumbbell

Intermediate
Upright Row, Dumbbell
The dumbbell upright row is an effective exercise for developing the lats and traps, and is performed by lifting the weight and bringing the elbows towards the ceiling. It's a great upper body exercise and will 
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Targets : Upper Shoulders View Exercise

Upright Row, Dumbbell, Alternating

Intermediate
Upright Row, Dumbbell, Alternating
The upright row is an effective exercise for developing the lats and traps, and is performed by lifting the weight and bringing the elbows to the ceiling. Alternating the movement increase the time under tensio 
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Targets : Upper Shoulders View Exercise

Water Pump

Intermediate
Water Pump
Targets : Front Shoulders View Exercise

Some Shoulder Workouts you should try

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Killer Shoulders Workout
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