Dumbbell Lateral Raise

This exercise is almost identical to one given as a variant to the Cable Side Lateral, but in this case, the exercise can be changed slightly to incorporate either more or less work for the…

Cable Side Lateral Raise

This is an excellent exercise that isolates the medial head of the deltoids (at the side of the shoulders) almost completely. The movement is very effective and beginners and those at intermediate or advanced levels…

Cable Rear Lateral Raise

This exercise works the deltoids, in the shoulder, especially the rear head of each deltoid. At the end of the movement, when you pinch your scapulae (shoulder blades) together, you can emphasize trapezius and the…

Cable Front Raise

STEP 1. Grab the handle of a floor pulley with your left hand. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart and fairly close to the pulley with your back toward it. STEP 2. Bend your…

Bar Upright Row

This exercise works not only the shoulders but the trapezius (in the back), making it a good linking exercise between shoulders and back. STEP 1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than a shoulder-width apart…

Bar Military Press

This is one of the most effective of all the shoulder-building exercises, and should be incorporated in workout programs of all levels once the correct movement has been mastered and feels comfortable. STEP 1. Sit…