Workouts for sexy shoulders Workouts for sexy shoulders
Off shoulder and spaghetti dresses are definitely here to stay even in 2018. Besides allowing us to flaunt our defined collarbones (see how you... Workouts for sexy shoulders

Off shoulder and spaghetti dresses are definitely here to stay even in 2018. Besides allowing us to flaunt our defined collarbones (see how you can achieve sexy collarbones here), these dresses also showcase our beautiful shoulders!

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The following workouts not only help to enhance the attractiveness of our shoulders, they also help to strengthen the largest joints in our body for better day-to-day performance.

1. Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Dumbbell shoulder press

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If you’re someone with narrower shoulders, this is the exercise for you. Dumbbell shoulder press helps to widen shoulders, achieve symmetry and build shoulder strength.

  • Begin by standing with your legs hip-width apart. Select dumbbells that are of a manageable weight so as to not overstrain your shoulders.
  • Grab the dumbbells with your palms facing down.
  • Lift the dumbbells up to your shoulders, with both palms facing each other.
  • Extend your elbows and raise your arms until the dumbbells are directly above your head. Ensure that your back is kept nice and straight, as an arch will put unnecessary strain on your spine.
  • Slowly lower your arm to return to starting position.
  • Do as many times as possible within 40 seconds, before taking a 20 seconds rest. Repeat this for 3 reps.

2. Renegade Row

Renegade Row

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A great multi-purpose exercise, renegade row helps to build strength in the back, shoulders, triceps, and biceps while working the core. Boost your confidence when wearing that low-back dress!

  • Place two dumbbells on the floor, at a shoulder-width distance.
  • Go into a high plank, holding on both of the dumbbells on the floor. Spread your feet a little more than shoulder-width distance.
  • Keeping your back straight, pull your right elbow backward as you raise the dumbbell towards your chest. Make sure to keep your right elbow as close to your body as possible, and engage your core muscles.
  • Lower your arm to return to your starting position.
  • Repeat this on the other side.
  • Alternate between both arms for 40 seconds, before taking a 20 seconds rest. Repeat this for 3 reps.

3. Push-ups

Pushups

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Despite being one of the most basic exercises, push-ups are effective at working the muscles in our forearms, shoulders, and chest. If you’ve been bothered with flabby arms, this simple exercise will help you get rid of that jiggle!

  • Go into a planking position, keeping all your limbs straight. Your wrists should be position directly below your shoulders. Inhale.
  • Slowly exhale while you bend your elbows outwards to the side, lowering your chest to the ground.
  • Once your chest touches the ground, hold in the position for 1 to 2 seconds before straightening your arms to bring your body back to the starting position.
  • Do as many as possible for 40 seconds, before taking a 20 seconds rest. Repeat this for 3 reps.

4. Dumbbell Scaption

Dumbbell Scaption

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This exercise helps to correct and stabilize the alignment of your shoulder blades. Opt for a lightweight dumbbell.

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and keep your core engaged. Straighten your back and open up your chest. Hold the dumbbells with both palms facing your body. Keep the dumbbells on the sides of your thighs.
  • With control, lift the weights up until your arms slightly surpass the 90 degrees angle.
  • Resume to your starting position.
  • Do as many as possible for 40 seconds, before taking a 20 seconds rest. Repeat this for 3 reps.

5. Tricep Dips

Triceps dip

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Besides building your triceps, dips engage the muscles in your chest, shoulders, and abs. These muscles start working the very moment you go on a dip machine, as they are employed to stabilize and position you on the dip machine.

  • Start by sitting on a weight bench. Position your butt in front of the bench and have your legs stretched out.
  • Straighten your arm but remember to keep a slight bend in the elbows to prevent pressure on your triceps and elbow joints.
  • While you slowly bend your elbows, lower your upper body down towards the floor until your arms form a 90 degrees angle. Keep your back as close to the bench press as possible.
  • Hold in the position for 1 to 2 seconds, before pushing yourself right back up to the starting position.
  • Do as many as possible for 40 seconds, before taking a 20 seconds rest. Repeat this for 3 reps.

6. Dumbbell High Pull

Dumbbell High Pull

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A perfect exercise to carve out that sexy shoulders while toning your back, this simple exercise does not require much space! This training helps to increase your strength as well, allowing you to gradually increase the weights when appropriate.

  • With feet about shoulder-width apart, stand tall and engage your core. Hold the dumbbells with your palms facing your body.
  • Keeping your back straight, push your hips in and bend slightly at your knees. Your dumbbells should be positioned just above your knees.
  • Pull the dumbbells up to your shoulders with your elbows going out to your sides while you straighten your knees and thrust your hips forward.
  • Resume back to starting position.
  • Do as many as possible for 40 seconds, before taking a 20 seconds rest. Repeat this for 3 reps.

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