To begin, using deltoid exercises will make a serious difference in shaping and defining your front and rear deltoids.
Some of the most promising benefits that you will receive from these exercises are:
• You will look more ripped.
• Your biceps will look bigger.
• Your shoulders will appear larger.
As you develop your deltoids through these exercises, there will be a distinct difference between your biceps and your shoulders. You also see clear definition between your pectoral muscles and your shoulders.
This is what so many men are looking for when it comes to weightlifting results. Deltoid exercises will offer you a distinction between your biceps, shoulders, and chest muscles.
In order to develop your deltoids, they need to be isolated with effective deltoid exercises. As you use the below exercises, it is important that your shoulders are not in a raised position so that you can feel your deltoid working effectively.
• Dumbbell Front Raises:
Dumbbell front raises are an effective isolation exercise to use in your workout program. It is important to focus on keeping your shoulders still at all times instead of allowing them to shrug involuntarily.
To perform the exercise, hold a dumbbell in each hand, and raise them to shoulder height in front of you. In order to make the exercise more difficult, start with a lower weight to build up your strength, and then increase your weight accordingly.
• Dumbbell Lateral Raises:
This is a choice in deltoid exercises that will work the outer deltoids. You can also make modifications to the exercise to work the front deltoid.
1. Start the exercise by standing straight with your shoulders pulled back naturally. This will help to better isolate the front deltoid.
2. Hold two weights in your hands in front of you with your palms facing inward.
3. Slowly lift both of the weights to the side until they reach shoulder height. Hold this position for a moment and contract your shoulder muscles.
4. Slowly lower the weights back to starting position for one full repetition.
This exercise can be performed in either the seated or standing position. Use whichever position is most comfortable for you and provides the best workout.
The whole point of these deltoid exercises is to fatigue your deltoid muscles to increase your strength and definition. If you want to add greater resistance to see even better results from these exercises, here are some tips that you can use:
• Slow down the exercise so that you lift and lower for 3 seconds each. It is also important to hold and contract your muscles at the top of each lift.
• Rest for a shorter period of time. Make sure to time yourself with your phone or a clock to stay consistent. For greater results, it is best to rest for only 30 seconds between each set at a maximum.
• Twist your hands at the top of the repetition when you lift the dumbbells. This is a technique that will help you to further fatigue your deltoid muscles by twisting your hands at the top of the motion.
When it comes to working your deltoids, it is important that you lift your barbells in a full range of motion.
If you have a difficult time lifting a barbell completely, then it is important to lower the weight so that you can lift the dumbbell all the way. As you begin to build up strength, you will be able to increase the weight of your barbells at the same time.
As a rule of thumb, you can perform 3 sets with 10 reps at the maximum. If you want to increase size quickly, then you can increase your weight and only perform 6 to 8 reps for each set of the exercise.
In order to challenge yourself, it is best to increase your weight slightly with every set if you can.
Last but not least, always make it a priority to stretch before and after every workout. This may not seem like a high priority, but stretching will help to relax your muscles so that they can recover more effectively for your next workout.
In your regular weight training routine, give yourself at least 24 hours to recover between your workouts. If you have performed a particularly hard workout, then wait 48 hours until your next upper body strength training workout.