Everyone knows that a well sculpted set of shoulders is one of the cornerstones of a great looking physique. This is true for both men and women. It’s something we take for granted. But few have ever stopped to ask why.
So what makes sculpted shoulders so hot?
Anthropology, baybee! The shoulders are a focal point in the ratio that defines the attractiveness of the human body — a ratio which holds true across cultures, eras, and civilizations. And best of all, focusing on shoulder development can yield visually impressive physique changes in very little time.
Our colleague and frequent guest coach John Barban has an extensive arsenal of very effective shoulder sculpting exercises. We asked him to share a few of his favourites that you can do at home with a pair of dumbbells.
These exercises may not be as portable as our bodyweight programs. But dumbbells are a great option for adding external resistance at home. They’re cheap, easy to store and extremely versatile. AND you’ll find them in most hotel gyms.
Try adding a few of these exercise variations to your arsenal — and watch your physique reshape itself before your very eyes.
John’s Favourite Dumbbell Shoulder Exercises
What’s YOUR favourite shoulder exercise? Let us know in the comments.
And if you have any questions for John, you can drop them in the comments as well. We’ll make sure he pokes his nose in a few times to help you out.