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How to Do a Basic Shoulder Workout for Bodybuilding

Learn a basic shoulder workout from expert Skip La Cour with this Howcast bodybuilding video.


My name is Skip La Cour; I am a 6-time national champion, drug-free bodybuilder. You can learn how to improve your bodybuilding and training efforts by visiting my websites,, And today I'm going to talk to you about bodybuilding. Today I'm going to outline a basic shoulders workout. There are basically 5 different variables when it comes to training your shoulders; whether you're going to use a barbell or a dumbbell and which of the 3 muscle fibers you're going to target during the shoulders workout. You have your anterior fibers in the front of your shoulders, the posterior fibers on the back of your shoulders and the lateral fibers on the sides. So here's a basic shoulders workout; dumbbell press- 2sets, military press with a barbell- 2sets, lateral raises with dumbbells- 2 sets and bend-over lateral raises with a dumbbell, 4 of the posterior deltoids- 2 sets. And then you want to finish the workout for your shoulders with 2 sets of shrugs with a barbell. You can also substitute some of these exercises with machines as well. So that is a basic shoulders workout.

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