Shoulder exercises that will add size to your delts fast

Try these shoulder exercises in your next workout to add size and muscle mass fast to your delts

shoulder exercises for huge delts

Shoulders are probably one of the most neglected body parts when it comes to workout routines. I see people treating them like calves or forearms where they do one or two shoulder exercises and call it a day.  I’ve been guilty of this as well and paid the price for it with two minor tears in each shoulder.  Both of these were caused by attempting bench press lifts that were too heavy with under developed shoulder muscles.

Over the years I’ve developed several routines for massive caps.  One of these is in my book Body Spartan: Genesis.  It’s epic and will absolutely throw size on those little boulders and turn them into rocks! I highly encourage anyone reading this article to download a copy of my book and use the 12-week program that’s included.  Actually, I challenge you to do it.

Once you’ve run through the Body Spartan: Genesis workout program and you’re ready to mix up the workouts, you can try the workout below.  I have to give credit where credit’s due though.  The basis for this shoulder workout is taken from Jay Cutler’s Living Large program.  I’m not a four time Mr. Olympia so yes, I do look to the IFBB pros for advice.  I can tell you this, after four weeks on this shoulder workout I’ve packed on noticeable size and vascularity in my shoulders.

The T-Reks 4 week shoulder explosion workout

Note: Rest time in between all sets is 1 minute.

  • Seated dumbbell lateral raises
    • 6 sets of 10
  • Seated dumbbell shoulder press
    • 3 sets of 10
  • Standing dumbbell front raises
    • 3 sets of 10
    • Raise both arms at the same time, only alternate on the last few reps if you find that you are fatiguing
  • Single arm cable lateral raises
    • 3 sets of 10 each arm, no rest when switching arm
  • Dumbbell rear delt flyes, using incline bench for isolation
    • 3 sets of 10
  • Cable rear delt flyes
    • 3 sets of 10

Best shoulder workout

If you do this shoulder workout correctly you should be able to complete it in under an hour.  I’ve averaged about 45 minutes each time and use the remaining 15 – 20 minutes I allot for my workout to blast my calves.  Another few tips for shoulder exercises is that you should make sure you do them on their own day and do them the day after your chest workout.  This is to ensure that they have a full workout week to heal and rebuild before you hit another chest workout.  Chest workouts require that you use your shoulder muscles in the pushing motion.  If they are sore or still healing, you won’t be able to meet your potential and miss the mark when it comes to lifting as heavy as you would like.

Now go forth and build giant shoulder muscles that will stretch your shirts and make the ladies go, “oh my”.

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