There are very few women in the world that wouldn’t take note of a man’s shoulder, especially when such men are in close proximity to them. The thing is a lot of women are critical to the everyday activity men employ with their shoulders as they believe in the importance of keeping the shoulders strong and healthy.
More so, women subconsciously believe that men that are without strong and broad shoulders will be hard pressed to accomplish what life demands. Broad and healthy shoulders provide a Base for suits and shirts and can make you look incredibly attractive. Coupled with the fact that there are a lot of things a strong and healthy shoulder can do, here are a number of routines you can add into your weekly workout schedule to help build big, strong shoulders that turn heads.
The Dumbbell “T” Raise
While standing with your legs and hips wide apart, hold a dumbbell in each hand. Keeping your back flat and hinge slightly at your hips, while extending your arms fully toward the ground with your palms facing one another.
Keep your back flat, squeeze your shoulder blades together as you raise your arms up on either side of your body until they are in line with your shoulders. Slowly lower your back down and repeat. Do 3 sets of 15 reps while employing light weight dumbbell.
The Dumbbell “Y” Raise
While standing with your legs hip width apart, carry a dumbbell in each hand. Keeping your back flat and hinge slightly at the hips as you extend your arms fully toward the ground with your palms facing one another.
Keep your back flat and squeeze your shoulder blades together as you raise your arms straight up in front of you until they are in line with ears. Slowly lower back down. Do 3 sets of 15 reps with light weight.
The Sumo Deadlift High Pull
You can get into this exercise move by standing with your feet wide apart, while ensuring that it is wider than your hip width apart. Keep your toes pointing outward and the barbell on the floor in front of you. Keeping your back flat, bend knees and push them outward as you sit down and back until your hands can grab onto the barbell.
With your back still flat, push through heels to come to a standing position, while lifting the bar off the ground. Continue raising the barbell until both your hands are under your chin, with your elbows flared outward. Slowly lower the barbell back down and immediately repeat. Do 5 sets with moderate weight.
The Bent-Over Row
Standing with your feet hip width apart, place the barbell on the floor in front of you. Keep your back flat, bend your knees and hinge at waist slightly to lower yourself until your hands can reach the bar with overhand grip, in such a way that it is wider than your shoulder width.
Stay hinged forward, keep your back flat and your elbows close to your sides. Squeeze your shoulder blades together as you raise the barbell up toward your chest. Slowly lower back down and repeat while using moderate weight.
The push Press entails standing with your legs slightly wider than your hip width. Keep your barbell racked across your chest with your hands slightly wider than your shoulder width holding bar with overhand grip and your elbows raised high.
While Keeping your back straight, bend your knees slightly and use the power from your legs to stand up as you simultaneously push the barbell up overhead. Being your head slightly forward through the arms. Lower back down and immediately repeat. Do 5 sets with moderate weight.
The Decline Push-Ups
Place a box or bench on the ground behind you. Bring yourself to the push-up position with your hands on the ground in front of you and your shoulders stacked directly over the hands. Also put your body in a straight line from head to toe and your feet up on the box or bench. Bend your elbows and lower your chest and face towards floor. Push back up and Repeat. Do 5 sets.