The shoulders — the deltoids — are among the most important muscles we use in daily life. Whether we’re pushing, pulling or lifting things over our heads, the shoulder muscles always come into play. They’re also a key factor in aesthetics. Broad shoulders make a person look strong and confident, and they can even make one’s waist look slimmer.
Despite all the functional and aesthetic benefits of strong shoulders, they’re also some of the most misunderstood and oft-neglected muscles.
The American Council on Exercise teamed up with the exercise scientists from the Clinical Exercise Physiology program at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse to determine which exercises are most effective for strengthening the shoulder muscles.
By identifying the most effective moves for shoulder muscles, ACE’s hope is that exercisers can be more time efficient with their workouts and, thus, more likely to stick with them for the long term.
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