This is article is designed to answer a very common questions many men have- how to build shoulder muscles. If you look at a guy like Terrell Owens, you see that his deltoid muscles look like someone put a deck of playing cards under his skin. They pop right out.
And a lot of guys want that look. The secret to developing these muscles is to work them smarter, not necessarily harder. Most men are familiar with things like pushups, shoulder presses, bench presses etc. The important thing to realize is that those muscles work the big muscles primarily. In order to really work the deltoid in the optimal way, you need to do two things.
1) Get a set of resistance bands and do sets of bicep curls combined with shoulder presses. For some reason this works the entire shoulder and upper arm in a way that you simply cannot get with conventional weights. Do your other workouts as well, but also add sets with the resistance bands. The best resistance bands are the ones that T.O. actually developed- the T.O. Bands from Bodylastics. Less than $100 for an insanely good piece of equipment.
2) Find a Total Gym. Again, the idea is that you want to hit these hard to isolate muscles in ways they have not been tested before. With the Total Gym, you workout on an incline. The resistance is a combination of your bodyweight and the level of incline you are using. Total Gym allows you to do a shoulder press where you get on your stomach and push your body up along the incline. It works incredibly well to isolate your shoulders and upper body. Total Gym usually has good deals on their website. You can often find equipment 50% off as well as factory refurbished units.
With both these pieces of equipment you will be able to do a wide array of exercises beyond just working out your shoulders.
I have a very wide back. As I have gained weight, I have large deposits of fat in the area above the bra line and the underarm area. About ten years ago I had liposuction in that area, but now its worse than it was then. I am now 41 and all my weight gain is now in the midsection and the top area. I think my waistline is about 34 and my upper area with is 44. I also have thick arms, so my body is really disproportinate. My body was not like this when I was younger. What can I do reverse this body type??? Please help
Posted by: sandra | 07/18/2010 at 02:05 PM