The 8 Dumbbell Shoulder Exercises to Grow Your Upper Body
Benefits Of Dumbbell Shoulder Exercises
Improved Sports Performance There are many sports where having large shoulders will be important for performance. This includes contact sports like American football and track and field events like shot-put. These exercises can be used in training programmes to improve sporting performance.
Improved Aesthetics If you’re preparing for a physique contest or bodybuilding show then having large shoulders will be crucial to your success. These movements can all be used to increase the muscle mass of your shoulders.
Improved Shoulder StabilityDoing repetitions of shoulder exercises will increase your shoulder stability if they are done through a full range of motion.
Muscle Maintenance = 4-6 Sets
Muscle Growth = 8-12+ Sets
For repetitions working sets will be near to failure. This might mean a 1-3 reps in reserve.
Unilateral vs Bilateral Bilateral exercises should be used predominantly for muscle growth as they have much less of a stability based component to them, meaning more weight can be used and the stressor created is much more specific to the shoulder muscles rather than the core musculature.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.