The best shoulder workouts of all time hit your delts, upper trapezius, serratus anterior, rotator cuff muscles, and levator scapulae to truly build three-dimensional shoulders. Aside from strengthening your shoulder muscles, upper arm, and upper body as a whole, you’ll bulletproof your shoulder joints against injury, and let’s face it—create the ultimate aesthetic, too.
The overhead press and lateral raise 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.
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—from the tried-and-true Arnold press to upright row to push press—that’ll improve your range of motion, add size, and build strength.
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