Shoulder Workout for the Gym


If you’re looking to build some beautiful sculpted, tank top worthy shoulders, this article is for you! These exercises have been some of my go-tos for developing some serious delt definition. If you’d like even more guidance with this, I highly suggest you join the mailing list to receive your free copy of the Sculpting Sexy Shoulders eBook, which will take you through an elaborate breakdown of all of the different strategies and tips I’ve used to build strong, feminine, sculpted shoulders.

1. Start with an underhand grip (palms facing forward) and your arms down in front of you, resting on your thighs. Your feet should be together and your back should be straight.

2. Slowly rotate your arms up and over your head until the dumbbells meet right above your body. You should have a slight bend in your arms throughout the movement. Your arms should only be rotating at the shoulder joint.

3. Once you reach the top of the movement, slowly bring your arms back down to the starting position.


1. Start with your elbows bent at 90 degrees and your hands holding dumbbells together in front of you.

2. Slowly rotate your lower arms outward. The bend in your arms should not change. The upper arms should stay put against your body.

3. Slowly bring your lower arms back together.


1. Start with your feet hip width apart and your arms down and together in front of you. You should have a neutral grip on the dumbbells (palms facing each other.)

2. Slowly raise your arms up to your sides until they are slightly past 90 degrees.

3. Pause for a moment, and then bring your arms back down to the starting position.

1. Stand with your feet hip width apart and your hands gripping dumbbells with an overhand grip (palms down).

2. Lift the dumbbells to shoulder height out in front of you.

3. Slowly lower the dumbbells back down to the starting position.

1. Sit up straight on a bench while holding a dumbbell with an overhand grip in each hand at shoulder height.

2. Raise the dumbbells up until they touch above your head.

3. Slowly bring them back down to the starting position.

1. Start by grasping the bar with an overhand grip and your arms almost completely straight.

2. Lift the bar straight up to your collarbones. Your elbows should flare outward as you do so.

3. Slowly bring the bar back down to your starting position.

1. Lie down on an incline bench, stomach to bench with a dumbbell in each hand and your palms facing each other.

2. Similar to your side lateral raise, lift your arms with a slight bend out to your sides.

3. Squeeze the shoulder blades together.

4. Slowly lower the weight back down to the starting position.

Incorporating these exercises will help you see huge changes in your shoulder development! Make sure you watch all of the videos before attempting any of these on your own. There are definitely a couple other factors to consider when trying to speed up your muscle growth. These are discussed further in the free delt eBook you will receive upon joining the mailing list. Inside, you will learn several strategies for increasing your workout intensity and seeing continuous muscle growth. Happy lifting!