Deltoid Dumbbell Workout: 5 Shoulder Exercises


Summer or winter, it’s always a good time for guys to flaunt their broad, menacing shoulders—it’s also the one thing the ladies will notice most (apart from your guns). But how do you get perfectly capped delts? Just give this workout a try, and you’ll be sporting some mighty deltoid muscles in no time. Before listing the routine here is a description of each exercise and how to execute it:

Seated Side Lateral Dumbbell Raise (Middle deltoids)Seated-Side-Lateral-Raise

  1. Sitting on the edge of a bench with your feet firmly on the floor, place the dumbbells in the space between your feet and the bench, this is your starting position.
  2. Hold the dumbbells with your palms facing in and your arms straight down at your sides at arms’ length. This will be your starting position.
  3. Without swinging, lift the dumbbells to your side with a slight bend on the elbow and the hands slightly tilted forward. Making sure your arms are parallel to the floor.
  4. Lower the dumbbells back down slowly to the starting position as you inhale.

Seated Front Dumbbell Raise (Front deltoids)Seated Front Dumbbell Raise

  1. Sitting on the edge of a bench with your feet firmly on the floor, place the dumbbells in the space between your feet and the bench, this is your starting position.
  2. Pick a couple of dumbbells and stand with a straight torso and the dumbbells on front of your thighs at arms length with the palms of the hand facing your thighs.
  3. Without swinging, lift the dumbbells to the front with a slight bend on the elbow and the palms of the hands always facing down. Make sure your arms are slightly above parallel to the floor.