If you want to make your V-shape look really impressive, you can work on the shape and size of your shoulders, which will also improve the look of your arms. When properly developed, your deltoids will make that area where your shoulder meets your arm look even more awesome! Here is how to grow this all-important part of your body with these six exercises.
#1. Dumbbell Upright Row
Dumbbell upright rows are a compound exercise, which will have you lifting a lot of weight but they will also grow your muscles like no other part of training! Aside from the shoulders, this exercise also activates your trapezoids. Compound exercises are lifts that will hit two or more joints.
#2. Dumbbell Shoulder Press
This compound movement exercise hits your entire shoulder, but you can also use some variations such as the Arnold Press, which will provide enough diversity of movement to make your shoulders even bigger. If you analyze these exercises, you will see that using a compound movement will help you put on a lot of muscle mass, more in fact, than any other type of movement. Dumbbell shoulder presses hit both your elbows and your shoulders!
#3. Dumbbell Shrugs
Dumbbell shrugs are focused on your trapezoid muscles, which is really important if you want to have an impressive body shape. Shrugs and upright rows are the best way to build impressive trapezoids, but you also want to put some pressure on your shoulder caps!
#4. Dumbbell Front Raises
You can perform dumbbell front raises one arm at a time or both at the same time, but you have to perform them either way. This exercise will give the front part of your shoulders a nice full look, as well as a round shape that will look really awesome. Even though the front of the shoulder is important, don’t forget to focus on the back and side parts of it – they are equally important!
#5. Dumbbell Side Raises
Dumbbell side raises put all of the stress on the outer part of the shoulder, and when you do them with enough intensity over a longer period of time, you shoulders will become wider and more round, giving you a better V-shape of your body.
#6. Rear Flyes
Rear flyes are just like dumbbell side raises, except you do them bent forward at the waist and the movement is towards your back instead. This exercise is the best one at isolating the rear deltoid muscle, which should never be neglected as it so often is because it gives the shoulder amazing form!