No two people work out exactly the same. Whether it’s choice and sequence of exercises, how many sets to complete of each move, how heavy to go and reps completed, length of rest periods, or advanced training techniques and finishing moves, each lifter has his or her own workout DNA.
Among the 9.5 million users of BodySpace, there are probably 9.5 million different shoulder workouts. Individuality can be a good thing, but certain principles make some routines better than others, especially for specific goals. So rather than present you with 9.5 million ways to train your delts—which would make this article slightly time-consuming to read—I’ve whittled it down to seven really great ones, each with a unique training goal.
Pay especially close attention to how exercise choice and order, weight/rep targets, volume, and advanced-training principles can be manipulated to fine-tune a routine for a specific goal. If you find one you like, try it for 4-8 weeks, then go back to your regular workout or try another from the list.
These workouts are just the start, though. You’ll find dozens of full programs to keep your shoulders growing in the Bodybuilding.com All Access Muscle-Building Workout Plans. Once you master the routines here, use Bodybuilding.com All Access to take your entire upper body to the next level.