Archive for the ‘shoulder workouts’ Category
Rotator cuff exercises are essential for you to do in order to strengthen the muscles around the joint and increase shoulder mobility especially if you have problems from shoulder pain resulting from weightlifting.
Common exercises that cause shoulder pain are the bench press, dumbbell and barbell rows, and many chest fly movements. These movements, if done incorrectly (which many people do) can cause your shoulder muscles to feel pain.
This simple exercise that I demonstrate in this video, if done frequently throughout the workout, will greatly help increase shoulder mobility and at the same time help relieve any kind of pain that you experience in your shoulders while at the gym. Here is a video showing you the exercise that I do and how to perform it correctly:
How to get ripped rear deltoids
If you ask most people who lift what muscles they struggle to stimulate growth in, chances are they would say that it’s their rear delts. So what is the best way to stimulate growth in the rear delts? If you want to know how to get ripped rear delts, you’re going to have to learn better muscle-mind connection. This means that you need to train your body and mind so that it recognizes where more tension in the muscles should be. This is the reason why rear delts are so hard to stimulate for most people, the mind muscle connection is not there.
So if you want to know how to get ripped rear delta you’re also going to have to experiment with different exercises. You can use a pec deck in reverse to stimulate the upper back and also the rear delts, you can also do side laterals face down on an incline bench. You’re going to have to try both to learn the best way how to get ripped rear delts. Keep in mind, deadlifts are great for the rear delts too. Be sure to stimulate the rear delts on shoulder day.
How to get ripped shoulders with side lateral raises
If you want to know how to get ripped shoulders, you need to understand that high rep exercises need to be included too. The best high repetition shoulder exercise in my opinion is the side lateral raise. It is very simple, here is a video of me showing you how to get ripped shoulders with this exercise:
There are many ways to get ripped by just using barbells, just using dumbbells, and just using your bodyweight. Here is one of my workouts that almost purely uses the barbell, with exception of dumbbell use with my side laterals (optional workout). Here is a video of me doing my at home barbell workout, It isn’t too high in volume, but gets the job done in respect to focusing on strength and hypertrophy at the same time with high repetition sets and heavy, low repetition sets:
Here is a list of the workouts I did in review:
Flat bench press: 4sets x 8-12 reps
Incline Bench 3 sets x 8-12 reps
Behind the neck barbell press: 3 sets x 8-12 reps
Side laterals, between behind the neck press sets
Pushups until failure
The behind the neck press in particular is a hard and dangerous exercise to perform, so in the near future I will post another instructional video on how to get ripped by doing this exercise.
Bent over laterals are great for developing the rear deltoids, which are toward the back of the shoulders. I usually like to work my rear delts last during my shoulder days since they aren’t used as much in other shoulder workouts.
Here is a video on how to get ripped doing this bodybuilding workout:
Incline bench lateral raises are one of best bodybuilding workouts for the rear delts. If you want to know how to get ripped rear delts, you must learn to do bodybuilding workouts like these.
Here is how this exercise works: Get an adjustable bench and adjust it so that it is almost nearly flat, after that, instead of facing it in the direction you would most workouts, face it the opposite way, and face your head toward the back of the bench while resting your chest on it. Then, have the weights right underneath the bench and raise then up like you would for regular laterals.
Doing laterals in this position really helps to develop the rear delts, which are hard to work with other shoulder workouts.
How to get ripped with Front barbell shoulder press
The front barbell shoulder press is a great way how to get ripped frontal delts and upper chest. It is basically the exact opposite of the Behind the neck shoulder press which works your upper back and back delts.
Here are some directions on how to get ripped with this shoulder workout: Go on any upright barbell bench, or bring an upright bench to a smith machine. Face the opposite direction of what you usually would when you do the behind the neck shoulder press, so that the bar is right in front of you. Lift the bar up and down while getting the bar close to or on your chest.
If you want to know how to get ripped in the most efficient and safest way possible, always remember to have a spotter. You can hit a wall very quickly when doing this bodybuilding workout, and you must have someone to lift the weight off of you. Here is a video on how to get ripped with the front barbell shoulder press:
How to get ripped shoulders with the front barbell shoulder press
You can do this bodybuilding workout like scott herman (the guy in this video) does it, but personally I have always found I got more contraction in my muscles and a better workout when facing the opposite direction, I also usually use a smith machine, when doing the front barbell shoulder press.
If you want to know other workouts showing you how to get ripped shoulders, just look under the shoulder workout section of this website.
Bodybuilding workouts: How to get ripped delts with barbell front raises
Barbell front raises are a very simple exercise that requires only a barbell, preferably a preset one, and is a workout that is one of the best ways how to get ripped front delts (front part of shoulders).
It is very simple to do this bodybuilding workout. Just take the barbell and have your palms facing toward you. Keep your elbows straight, and raise the barbell up and bring it back down. It’s that simple. One of the most efficient ways how to get ripped front delts is to do this exercise. To show you what the proper form looks like, here is a helpful video showing you how to get ripped with barbell front raises:
I suggest that you lock out your elbows unlike what the guy in this video does, however other than that, his form and advice is perfect. Be sure to keep the repetitions high, anywhere from 10-15 reps, when doing this bodybuilding workout.
How to get ripped delts with the shoulder press machine
The deltoids prove to be one of the hardest muscle groups to isolate. You can do some good isolation exercises to stimulate the shoulders such as the behind the neck barbell shoulder press, however, they can prove to be dangerous or difficult to do. The shoulder press machine, which can be found in most gyms, can put you on a fast track how to get ripped delts.
The machine is very good at isolating the delts and almost every professional bodybuilder works it into their routine. Keep in mind, if you want to know how to get ripped, you should follow many of the things that the proffessionals do.
When using this machine, try and go down slowly and up quickly. This way, you stimulate all of your muscles and at the same time give your self a chance to do a decent amount of reps. If you want to know how to get ripped shoulders, be sure to include this exercise into your routine.
Bodybuilding workouts: Behind the neck barbell shoulder press
The behind the neck shoulder press is one of the best bodybuilding workouts for the shoulders there is. The reason for this is because it completely isolates the shoulders and doesn’t make the chest muscles help move the weight up and down like the regular shoulder press does. This workout is kind of complicated and can be dangerous so always have a spotter or a bar catcher. I also suggest that you use some sort of weight assisted machine targeted toward helping you with bodybuilding workouts like these. Here is a video I found on how to get ripped with one of the best bodybuilding workouts for the deltoids that there is:
Most gyms have benches that are made specifically for doing any kind of shoulder press. These bodybuilding workouts can be done one of them without a spotter since they have a safety catcher. Always remember to play it safe when doing this or any other bodybuilding workouts, dangerous lifting to help gain a little more muscle than normal isn’t worth risking injury.