Shoulder Workout Routine

There are many muscles around the shoulder joint. The biggest is the deltoid muscle, which is made up of 3 different heads: Anterior, Lateral, and Posterior.

Shoulder injuries are very common, so be sure to use good form and warm up well before performing your shoulder workout routine.

An effective shoulder workout routine can consist of the following exercises:

  1. Dumbell Shoulder Press
  2. Upright Row
  3. Rear Lateral Raise

Every one or two months, try alternating between one of the above exercises and one of the following:

  • Dumbell Lateral Raise
  • Front Raise

The number of reps you perform will depend on your fitness goals.

  • If your aim is for strength or muscle size, perform between 6 - 10 reps
  • If your aim is for muscle tone, perform between 10 - 15 reps
  • If your aim is for aerobic fitness, perform 20 reps or more. For an aerobic workout, you don't really need to stick to this order. Your main focus is on raising your heartbeat - not lifting weights. Try jumping between these exercises and other muscle groups such as legs, back etc. Also, try removing weights and perform between 50 and 100 sets of each.

Make sure you drink plenty of water during your shoulder workout routine.

To learn how to perform these exercises, see Best Shoulder Exercises.