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the best shoulder workout with dumbbells

Updated on November 2, 2012

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Best wourkout routine for shoulder with dumbbells

Shoulders are a very intricate and delicate muscle. What I mean is that you must be extremely careful because just a small pain in the shoulder can cause destruction your workout. Now in order to truly workout your shoulders for size and definition these workouts are necessary. This is the safest way to work out your shoulders also. Light weight really is key for the shoulders. 5-10 pound dumbbells are really all you need to get this workout started.

The first exercise you are going to do is one that require you to lift your arms up in the air from your sides. This means the weight start at your sides and you life them up with your arms straight. I'll have an image to demonstrate. Do 3 sets and make sure you do 50 reps.

The second exercise will be the same starting motion but you will left them with your arms straight but in front of you one arm at a time. 50 reps each arm and 3 sets per arm.

The next exercise you'll probably have to go a little heavier. Once you have weights that feel a bit heavier prepare to do an overhead press. This means you do the same motion as an incline press but with your back straight up.

The last exercise you will want to grab fairly heavy weights, you are going to preform shrugs. Three sets of 20 should suffice. Once you have done that your traps should be quite large size and quite defined. That is your complete dumbbell based workout for shoulder gains.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I found this helpful. I am an older guy but I try to work out regularly. The amount of reps may be difficult for me, but I'll do as many as I cam manage..lol. Maybe reps of 30 instead of 50.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Here is the constructive criticism you asked for. First, try to make your articles longer. Search engines like around 1,200 words, which is also the length of article that magazines like if you should ever try to get published.....so in the case of this article, I would combine several shoulder exercises into the one article to make it longer.....the other thing is to pick a niche and stick with it....two niches at the most...and then just keep pounding out articles in those niches....good luck.

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Jodah just be careful with the weight. The reps wont be so bad as long as you keep your weight down.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Ok Joe, thanks. So if I just use 2.5kg dumbells should be fine?

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      What would you normally do with in lbs if you were doing 10 reps?

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