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The Boulders for Shoulders Workout

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Bowling ball shoulders are one of the most desirable features men strive for. Broad shoulders and thick traps are quickly noticed and very impressive. Width creates the illusion of strength and power. Despite being motivated by a desire to be heathy, not many men would reject the appeal of looking bigger and stronger.

EXERCISE 1

SHOULDER PRESS
3 Sets
8 Reps
60s Rest

If your shoulders look more like tennis balls than bowling balls then getting good at shoulder pressing should be your first priority. Shoulder pressing is the best way to put serious weight through your shoulders. Forget small weights and tight squeezes, pressing big weights above your head is the best way to optimise shoulder growth.

EXERCISE 2

DIPS
3 Sets
8 Reps
60s Rest

Compound movements are key to muscle growth as they allow more weight to be put through your muscles. Your shoulders are used in any kind of pressing movements – shoulder press, bench press and dips. Like shoulder presses, dips allow you to use large amounts of weight. Ever seen anyone with impressive dipping ability have small arms and shoulders? Didn’t think so!

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EXERCISE 3

LATERAL RAISES
3 Sets
8 Reps
60s Rest

This isn’t a compound move, but the lateral or side raise is the best way to tax the outer head of your shoulders. This is the main focal point if you’re trying to build a broader appearance. This head will be targeted by the first two movements, but to really work it and maximise growth, isolation exercises are an excellent addition.

EXERCISE 4A

FRONT RAISE
3 Sets
12 Reps
0s Rest

It can be very difficult to make your shoulders grow because you use them so heavily throughout your life. Supersets are a vital tactic to really stress the muscle fibres and force them to grow. Adding two isolation exercises in the form of a superset is a good way to round off your shoulder workout as you’ll target the front and rear heads of the muscle separately, meaning your session has covered all of the three heads.

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EXERCISE 4B

REAR DELT FLY
3 Sets
12 Reps
60s Rest

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