One thing I always notice on other women who lift are their beautifully sculpted shoulders. It adds to the hourglass shape and curve that women possess, and I am always striving to achieve that. One morning as I was working out, I had a woman approach me and say that she loved my shoulders. Wow! What a compliment. To create bolder shoulders, you have to hit the shoulder muscle from as many angles as possible.
It doesn't take much to tire your shoulders and see results. As you work them, try to feel the muscles you are trying to target. That way your focus is where is needs to be. And then, feel the burn. Warm up to the idea of bolder shoulders with these five exercises!
Supplies: dumbbells light, heavy
Dumbbell Clean and Press (3 sets, 15 reps) Start with weight on the floor and squat down, keeping torso up and grab weight. Lift close to body, to your shoulders, then overhead. Bring weight down, close to body and then set weight back down. This counts as one rep per side.
Dumbbell Lateral Raise (3 sets, 15 reps) Start with lighter weights in hand, and raise out to side of body, shoulder height. Keep core and glutes tight as you perform this exercise.
Dumbbell Front Raise (3 sets, 15 reps) Start with weights by your side and lock in your glutes and abs. Bring weights up in front of you keeping arms straight, shoulder height. Bring back down to your side. This counts as one rep.
Shoulder Elbow Outward Rotation (3 sets, 15 reps) Keeping elbows locked to your waist, start with dumbbells facing each other, bring them outward to the side of your body, then back in to face each other. This counts as one rep.
Seated Arnold Press (3 sets, 15 reps) Start with arms at 90 degree angle, holding dumbbells. Bring arms, almost to touch elbows, then back to 90 degree angle. Bring arms over head, then back to 90 degree angle. This counts a one rep.