Don’t Forget Your Caps

And I am not talking about the ones you wear on your head! I am talking about your shoulder caps. Yes, that’s right, those nice rounded shoulders that you see some with. What you might not know is that keeping your shoulders (caps) in tip top shape will also help ward off those neck and shoulder pains most get when you reach to pick up that gallon of milk, or life up your kids. There are some simple exercises we can do to ward off pain and build nice caps.

 

 

Here you can see a diagram of the shoulder muscles. You want to work all the Deltoid, meaing the posterior, anterior and lateral fibers of the muscle.

The Deltoid is a three headed muscle that caps the shoulder.

 

4 Great Exercises

Seated Dumbbell Press

Side Lateral Raise

Rear Lateral Raise

Heavy Dumbbell Shrug

Doing these 4 simple exercises at least 3 times a week will help build those well rounded caps and top off your beautiful body. I recommend doing each exercise using weights that are heavy, but not to heavy. The goal is to do 3 sets of 10-12 reps, and the last set should be hard to finish. If the last set is as easy as the first 2 sets then you need to up your weights. Continue to up your weights as your shoulders get stronger. And also, stand up tall, and be aware of your posture 😉

Now.. how would you like shoulders like these?

That is a killer TAT!! If I had shoulders like that I would have a TAT like that :)

Now that’s what I’m talkin about!