May 26th, 2017
Faith Leatherman Dumbbell Shoulder Press

The 5 Best Exercises For Defined Shoulders (FREE WORKOUT)

Working on your shoulder game? Try these awesome shoulder workout from PrettyFit Athlete Faith Leatherman to build strong defined shoulders.

The 5 Best Exercises For Defined Shoulders

1.Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 3 x 15

Faith Leatherman Dumbbell Shoulder Press

For shoulder presses, make sure to keep your core tight and arms out like a touchdown sign.

Press your arms up and end once you hit the top with both arms straight.

Then, slowly bring your arms back down to the starting position.

2. Arnold Press – 3 x 12

Faith Leatherman Arnold Press

The Arnold press is an effective shoulder exercise, but challenging.

Start by holding the dumbbells in front of your body, with your wrists facing you.

Begin to twist your arms away from you body as you lift them up.

End with your arms above your head with your wrists now facing away from you.

To really challenge yourself combine this exercise with the dumbbell shoulder press. Arnold press up, shoulder press out to the side, and then Arnold press back down to the starting position.

3. Upright Row – 3 x 12

Faith Leatherman Upright Row

Upright rows are an awesome exercise to round out your delts.

First, start with your arms straight down in front of you with your wrists facing your body.

Then pull straight up, first from your shoulders, then through your elbows until the dumbbells are in line with your armpits.

4. Lateral Raises – 3 x 15

Faith Leatherman Lateral Raise Shoulder Exercise

To complete a lateral raise you begin with your arms down in front of you.

Next, lift both arms out horizontally focusing on pulling up from your shoulders.

Once you reach a point where both arms are almost straight with your wrists facing the ground, bring your hands back down to start position.

5. Front Raise – 3 x 15

Faith Leatherman Front Raise

For front raises you will begin with your arms down in front of you.

Next, pull the dumbbells straight up in front of you.

Once you reach the top position, bring your hands back down to the starting position.

As a challenge you can combine lateral raises with front raises, switching off between the two.

Faith Leatherman

Faith is a 20-year-old, college student, from Chicago. She is currently in the process of obtaining her certifications in personal training and nutrition. She is finishing her degree in creative writing and is incredibly passionate about health and fitness. She hopes to inspire and help others through fitness and push people to be the happiest, healthiest versions of themselves! Follow Faith on Instagram (@faithlfit)

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