Hardbody Training: Get Shapely Shoulders

Get strong and shapely shoulders with this workout from IFBB Figure Pro Megan Wyble. Megan takes you though a sample workout in this installment of HARDBODY TRAINING. The next time you hit shoulders, give this workout a try.


Shapely Shoulders with Megan Wyble

Shoulders are my favorite body part to train. To me, shoulders are the hallmark of a competitor and I really strive to have that strong, broad and rounded shoulder appearance. In order to achieve the best results possible, I like to vary my workouts in terms of exercises, intensity techniques and rep tempo. Below is a snapshot of a typical shoulder routine that I might incorporate.

Seated Military Press 3 (sets) x 6-10 (reps)
This is my all-time favorite exercise for shoulders and a cornerstone for building overall delt size. I like to alternate barbell, dumbbell and machine presses from week to week.

Dumbbell Lateral Raises 3 (sets) x 8-12 (reps)
This is an exercise that I like to do both standing and seated. Performing these standing allows me to use a little more weight, whereas the seated version forces more strict form.

Barbell Upright Rows 3 (sets) x 6-10 (reps)

Javelin Thrower Press 3 (sets) x 12 (reps)
This is a unique exercise that I read about from Christian Thibaudeau.This exercise is performed standing while balancing a barbell in one hand and pressing it, unilaterally, overhead.

Rear Delt Flys
Drop sets to failure on fly machine.

All sets are done to failure. If I am able to go beyond the prescribed rep range, I will increase the weight on the following set. I will allow myself about 2 minutes rest between each set.

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Disclaimer: Reader discretion advised, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.