Exercises: shoulders

The upright row is an excellent exercise to get stronger shoulders. This exercise targets the lateral deltoid.

The shrug targets the back of the shoulders and the upper part of the back. The shrug is good for increasing strength in movements such as carrying, lifting and dragging.

The lateral raise focuses specifically on the lateral aspect of the shoulder muscles. The exercise is suitable for beginners and more advanced users.

The front raise is good for strengthening the front part of the shoulder. The abdominal muscles and lower back muscles also have to work hard, so get a good secondary workout.

The shoulder press is often used in a complete program for intermediate and advanced strength athletes.