Shoulder Workout Routine - This May Be the Most Important Muscle Group in the Upper Body
Your shoulder is the part of the upper body that connects your arms to your torso. You are probably reading this, saying "Duh, Thanks Einstein".
But before you click the back button and say this guy is just stating the obvious think about it for a second.
When you work out your shoulder you are exercising a muscle group that is involved in basically every movement your upper body will ever do.
This is the reason I believe your shoulder workout routine is the most important portion of your upper body strength training regimen.
To further that a little I believe that the overhead press (or a variation of this exercise) is the single best exercise that you can do for your upper body and is second only to the Squat and deadlift (see the leg workout section for more details on these).
In fact that pressing motion is very similar to the squat (only in the opposite direction). This is what makes the shoulder workout routine such an effective part of your muscle building plan.
The overhead press really works the entire upper body at once, with a large emphasis on the shoulder. When you combine this exercise with lateral raises you will begin to understand how a shoulder should be sculpted.
Your Entire Body Come Together
I think that when a guy (or gal) has a pair of well defined shoulders it makes the entire upper body come together. It is kind of the unsung hero of the upper body.
They add some serious definition to the arms while rounding out the upper chest and upper back making everything flow like a well oiled machine.
Often I workout my shoulder and arms together in one day. This is not the only way to do give your shoulders a good workout but it is an effective way to do this.
Another Three Workouts
I have also put together another 3 workouts in the shoulder workout routine category.
These are just the shoulder portion of the workout day and can be used alone but I find they are better if you pair them with another body part.
Try shoulders and back, or shoulders and legs for a really great workout.
These routines are extremely effective and are actually workouts that I use myself on a very regular basis. I would suggest that you have a look and try them for yourself. They are pretty fantastic.
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