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Shoulder Exercises

Learn all our Deltoid Exercises and Trapezius Exercises and Add Immediately to your Next Shoulder Workout Routine


Welcome to our Shoulder Exercises main page!

Here we've linked to all of our weight training exercises that target your shoulder muscles: the deltoid and trapezius. Each individual Shoulder Exercise page includes pictures, exercise instructions, and tips so you can immediately add to your next Shoulder Workout Routine and other Weight Training Programs.


The Weight Training Exercises

Our list of weight lifting exercises for the shoulder muscles is divided below by equipment required resulting in the following sections for this muscle group:


Continue reading to view each shoulder strengthening exercise or click on one of the links above to skip to a specific section.

Check out our list of the top five, Best Shoulder Strengthening Exercises!

Barbell Shoulder Exercises

Exercise
Name
Primary
Muscle(s)
Addl Equip.
Required
Barbell Front RaiseDeltoid, TrapeziusBarbell
Barbell ShrugsTrapeziusBarbell
Barbell Upright RowDeltoid, Trapezius, BicepsBarbell
Clean and PressShoulders, Arms, Back, Chest, Forearms, LegsBarbell
Hang CleansShoulders, Arms, Back, Chest, Forearms, LegsBarbell
Seated Military PressDeltoid, Trapezius, Chest, TricepsBarbell
Standing Overhead PressDeltoid, Trapezius, Chest, TricepsBarbell

Check out all our Barbell Exercises divided by muscle group trained!

Cable Shoulder Exercises

Exercise
Name
Primary
Muscle(s)
Addl Equip.
Required
Cable Front RaiseDeltoid, TrapeziusCable
Cable Lateral RaisesDeltoid, TrapeziusCable
Cable ShrugsTrapeziusCable
Cable Upright RowDeltoid, Trapezius, BicepsCable
Rear Lateral RaisesDeltoid, Trapezius, Upper BackCable
Seated Cable Reverse FlyDeltoid, Trapezius, Upper BackCable, Bench

Check out all our Cable Exercises divided by muscle group trained!

Dumbbell Shoulder Exercises

Exercise
Name
Primary
Muscle(s)
Addl Equip.
Required
Arnold PressDeltoid, Trapezius, Chest, TricepsDumbbells
Cuban PressDeltoid, Trapezius, Chest, TricepsDumbbells
Dumbbell Front RaiseDeltoid, TrapeziusDumbbells
Dumbbell Lateral RaiseDeltoid, TrapeziusDumbbells
Dumbbell RaisesDeltoid, TrapeziusDumbbells
Dumbbell Shoulder PressDeltoid, Trapezius, Chest, TricepsDumbbells
Dumbbell ShrugTrapeziusDumbbells
Dumbbell Upright RowDeltoid, Trapezius, BicepsDumbbell
Iron CrossShoulders, Chest, Legs, Lower Back, Triceps, Dumbbells
One-Arm Upright RowDeltoid, Trapezius, BicepsDumbbell
Reverse FlyDeltoid, Trapezius, Upper BackDumbbells, Bench
Reverse Flys (One Arm)Deltoid, Trapezius, Upper BackDumbbell, Bench

Check out all our Dumbbell Exercises divided by muscle group trained!

Weight Machine Exercises for the Shoulder Muscles

Exercise
Name
Primary
Muscle(s)
Addl Equip.
Required
Machine Shoulder PressDeltoid, Trapezius, Chest, TricepsMachine
Smith Machine ShrugTrapeziusSmith Machine
Smith Machine Upright RowDeltoid, Trapezius, BicepsSmith Machine


 

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