If you want big, strong, round delts that pop, then you want to do these shoulder exercises and workouts.
No matter how big your arms, chest, or back are an upper body just isn’t complete without well-developed shoulders.
Understanding Shoulder Anatomy
Your shoulders are comprised of three major muscles known as deltoids, and here’s how they look:
It’s very important to develop all three heads of this muscle, because if one is lagging, it will be painfully.
In most cases, the medial and posterior deltoids need the most work because the anterior deltoids do get trained to some degree in a good chest workout, and nobody skips chest day. Chest training doesn’t adequately train the other two deltoid heads though.
Check out the pictures bellow and see which shoulder mass you need to trig to have best results :
The two biggest mistakes most people make in their shoulder workouts are:
1. Focusing on the wrong shoulder exercises.
Many people focus too much on machines and isolation exercises, which are of secondary importance in building big, round delts.
2. Focusing on high-rep training.
This mistake will stunt the growth of every major muscle group in the body and is particularly detrimental in a smaller muscle group like the shoulders.
If those two points go against a lot of what you’ve heard and/or assumed about shoulder training, I understand.
I used to do every shoulder machine in the gym and used to think that smaller muscle groups responded better to lower weights and higher reps.
Well, one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about lifting and building muscle naturally is the more you emphasize compound movements and heavy lifting (80 to 85% of 1RM and higher), the better your results.