Check out 3 easy tips for bigger shoulders fast.
Shoulders are an essential muscle group in the body. Weak shoulders will hinder your ability to perform most upper body exercises. Men, in particular, usually desire strong shoulders as it helps aesthetically to achieve a V-shape look.
The Buff Dudes came up with 3 easy tips for bigger shoulders fast.
The Buff Dudes is a YouTube channel with over 2.5 million subscribers. Despite the name of the channel, brothers Hudson and Brandon White are not your stereotypical bro-gym. They deliver clear information with a good background story while poking fun at how buffed they are.
The video below was presented by Brandon Myles White.
Easy Tips for Bigger Shoulders Fast
The lateral head of your shoulder is usually not activated as a secondary muscle during most pushing or pulling exercises compared to the front and rear delts.
So you need to do an exercise that puts this part of your shoulder muscle under tension. And that would be lateral raises.
The first of 3 easy tips for bigger shoulders fast from the Buff Dude is to raise the dumbbells from your elbows when performing the exercise, and not simply lifting your hands.
Elbows Tucked When Pressing
Doing press exercises are essential to develop your shoulders. Just make sure you are not activating your upper chest or putting your shoulders in a position of potential injury by flaring out your elbows when pressing up on an overhead press, for example.
Keep your shoulders tucked in with grip about shoulder-width and press up through the shoulders. “That way you are not incorporating too much of the chest and also putting the shoulders in a little better position,” says Brandon.
Concetrate On The Back of Your Shoulders
According to Brandon, it’s easy to concentrate on working the front delts because when you are training it is what you get to see in the mirror – the front delts are also very active with other pushing compound movements such as the bench press.
Because of that, some people tend to get tight in the front area of their shoulders, which brings them closer making the appearance of your shoulders not as big as they could be.
To counter that you need to work on the back muscles of your shoulders so that it brings your shoulders back and put you into the proper form. The best way to do that is to include some posterior deltoid exercise.
Brandon’s advice is to do the bent-over lateral raise.
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