Training to Get Broad Shoulders

Training to Get Broad ShouldersThere has been a lot of research done on exactly what makes a man attractive to women and all of these studies seem to have one basic thing in common and that is broad shoulders. Women seem to be unconsciously attracted to a man with broad shoulders so we are going to look at training shoulders.

It’s actually been all down to what science now calls the Adonis Index (A.I) that it has now created a very specific formula on what females will subconsciously be more attracted to. Without going into the A.I details the bottom line is that men need to train shoulders more effectively.

Stick to the basics even if you have been training over a year and you now consider yourself an intermediate bodybuilder it is still highly recommended that you stick to the basics like Military press and Upright rowing. There are certainly countless other shoulder exercises but nothing improves your shoulder width like doing a Military press and increasing your weight.

In fact when doing this movement you should always try to go heavy and that means doing maybe 8 to 12 reps when warming up and maybe the first set or three but you then have to go extremely heavy and get down to only 6 or even 5 reps.

Drop sets and supersets are great when doing front, middle and rear deltoid raises. You should also try doing rest-pauses which means you never have to lighten the load. You do rest-pause movements by starting with a heavy weight and stick with it for the whole set only pausing when you reach failure.

Here is how you can perform rest-pauses: Start with a Smith machine overhead press with which you can do about six reps. Do a set of 4-5 reps, rest 15-20 seconds, and then do 2-3 more reps with that same weight. Rest another 15-20 seconds, then do another 2-3 reps. At that point, you'll have done 8-11 reps with a weight with which you could normally do only six.

Developing overall size in your shoulders means you need to train the front side and back of your deltoids which means that you always need to take care of the rear deltoid when doing shoulders. Doing an exercise like Dumbbell Bent-Over Lateral Raise is going to specifically isolate this muscle group and rest-pause is also recommended here.

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