This shoulder workout from pro bodybuilder Yatinder Singh will really round out those big boulder shoulders.
Working our shoulders can seem like a daunting task. While we all want those boulder shoulders to really add to our upper body physique, sometimes finding the right workout and exercises can be a challenge that we don’t have time to make. But it is important to not neglect our shoulders, for the benefits of strong shoulders go far beyond simply strength and physique.
What strong, stable shoulders can do is really work to boost strength, especially for those overhead exercises that require everything from balance, coordination, and stability. As important connectors for our arms and trunk, weak shoulders can hurt our lifts, thus affecting other muscle groups like our chest and back which need stability to really get a good pump. On top of the physical benefits, we will start to see that aesthetic really pop with a well defined upper region.
In his recent video, pro bodybuilder Yatinder Singh offers an amazing shoulder workout titled “7 Best Exercises for Wider Shoulders – How To Get Bigger Shoulders”. The decision for this video was made after Singh performed a shoulder workout and realized he got an amazing pump. He felt it necessary to share with everyone so we all could benefit from a amazing shoulder workout. This workout allows you to train your shoulders from all angles for maximum growth.
About Yatinder Singh
Yatinder Singh is an Indian Pro bodybuilder, as well as an entrepreneur and fitness icon, who has taken India by storm with his social media and mass following. With more than 2 million subscribers, his YouTube channel is dedicated to those who are looking to start their fitness journey or are already into it. The sole purpose of this channel is to reach the maximum amount of people as possible and share his knowledge as best he can so others can thrive. Being a part of the fitness world for nearly 20 years, Singh feels a responsibility to contribute what he knows to others so they too can see great success with their health and fitness goals.
Yatinder Singh’s Boulder Shoulder Workout
Front & Back Barbell Press
This exercise will combine two movements into one single exercise for a seriously effective shoulder lift. It will give you a great pump while offering a unique exercise you may not have known about or tried previously. Starting in the front, you will lift the barbell overhead and as you descend, the barbell will be lowered behind your head. You will then lift overhead and lower back to the front, continuing this alternating movement as you go.
Recommended Sets: 3-4 Sets of 12-15 Reps
Hamer Arm Side Elbow Raises
This exercise will work the middle deltoids and is an amazing exercise with dumbbells. Holding the dumbbells with a hammer grip, you will raise out to your sides until they are parallel with your elbow and the dumbbell is rotated horizontally. As you lower back down, you will find yourself back in the initial hammer grip position.
Recommended Sets: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
One Arm Dumbbell Side Lateral
One hand has to be used for support and other will be used to perform the workout. Grab the dumbbell in one hand and raise the dumbbell out to the side but not above your shoulder. Your wrist should be upside down throughout the workout to have added tension on muscle to encourage more growth.
Recommended Sets: 3 Sets of 12-15 Reps
This exercise is a shoulder killer and needs no explanation as to the benefits it has on your shoulder growth. Performing this workout in a controlled manner is important as it is a great chance to work on mind-muscle connection. To begin, the dumbbells will be at chest height with your palms facing you. As you raise overhead, rotate the dumbbells so by the time they are overhead, your palms are facing outward.
Recommended Sets: 2 Sets of 10-12 and 6-8 Reps respectively
One Arm Cable Rear Lateral
This is being performed with a pulley set at the lowest option on the cable machine. Bending over, hold a solid position as you lift the handle with one arm out to the side. This will work to really target your rear delt to give the back of your shoulder muscle some attention.
Recommended Sets: 2 Sets of 10-12 and 8-10 Reps respectively
Front Barbell Raises
This exercise will be performed on a high incline bench. Taking the support of the bench, the barbell has to be lifted using the strength of the front deltoid. Since we are restricted here and not much movement can be done, it ensures that target muscle is being hit very well as it will isolate more of that front delt for a better lift.
Recommended Sets: 2 Sets of 10-12 Reps
Reverse Fly On High Bench
This is again a great exercise for your rear delts where the bench has been set at an inclined position. Both the dumbbells have to be lifted with the strength of the rear delts in order to effectively perform this lift. As you do not have much space to move due to the restriction of the bench, you can have more targeted strain on the muscle to encourage more growth.
Recommended Sets: 2 Sets of 12-15 Reps
This entire training routine ensures that muscle is being targeted from all angles and a proper combination of compound and isolation movements have been used to train your deltoids. This is imperative for increasing shoulder strength, as well as working on that aesthetic we all want from our bodybuilding workouts. Taking notes and following a great workout from a true professional provides us with the opportunity to really grow and see that progress we all know and love as both our training and competitive performance will improve. Give this shoulder workout a try and really see the benefits of what a great shoulder workout can do for you.
*Images courtesy of Yatinder Singh Instagram and Envato