The best shoulder workouts of all time hit your deltoids, upper trapezius, serratus anterior, rotator cuff muscles, and levator scapulae to truly build three-dimensional shoulders. Aside from strengthening your upper body muscles and the bones beneath them, you’ll safeguard your body against injury and, let’s face it, create the ultimate aesthetic too.
Overhead pressing and lateral raises can only do so much to build strong, functional shoulders—although they’re definitely in the top tier of muscle-building moves. Traveling or training outside of a gym? We’ve included some of the top shoulder workouts for men to do at home, as well as some machine-centric exercises.
But for the most part, these exercises can be done with standard home gym equipment such as dumbbells, barbells, suspension trainers, and exercise bands. So, here are 50 shoulder exercises that’ll improve flexibility, add size, build strength, and complete your physique.
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