Proper Deltoids Engagement—Using Light Weight
Proper delt engagement is necessary for bigger shoulders. Many exercise routines are such that your traps end up overwhelming your movements. This is probably because you start off by lifting weights that you are not ready for or should attempt later during an exercise routine. Make sure you focus on your delts using light weights.
When you use a weight, make sure you lift it in the right way and that you activate the right muscles. Being slow while lifting the weight, and being in control of the exercise is crucial to carrying out this exercise perfectly. You should move on to heavier weights with time. But when you do, make sure you don’t assertively target a specific muscle group. This might cause a strain upon those very muscles and it might bruise, even.
Be persistent, but also careful.
Perform All Delt Functions—Targeting all the Heads: Front/ Side/ Rear
Stronger shoulders mean targeting all of the heads of your delt. The following three exercises will help you do just that.
Handstand Push Up: Grab on to your parallel weights and gently lower your back. Tighten your hold on the weights and then put force into your hips and core. Elevate your legs and go into the handstand position.
Be gentle with the pushups.
Face Pulls: The face pulls are relatively easy. We recommend doing Australian pull ups. However, you can try all sorts of different grips. Be they wide, closed, shoulder-wise, or any others you can think of and can come up with—be inventive!
Delt Raise: You will need a resistance band for this. They are easily available online and on exercise equipment shops. You might already have one if you are an exercising zealot.
While stretching, make sure you get the full range of motion. And try not to tire yourself.
Include Isometric Holds—Increasing Overall Strength and Endurance & Building Muscles
Isometric Holds build muscles just like repetitions do. These are recommended when you feel like your workouts aren’t as fast as they previously were and when you feel like you have slowed down. You are strongly advised to add isometric holds to your routine.
These isometric holds basically freshen up your muscles. Because the nature of these holds is different than other exercise positions and your body gets to do new moves.
The L-sit hold is something you should try. It builds strength, muscle, and your endurance. Be sure to include many other isometric holds in your workouts for quick, noticeable results.