Shoulders are a prioritised body part for bodybuilders, physique models and male gym-goers that want to build a strong, masculine “V-taper”. But what’s the most effective way to add muscle mass to the shoulders?
In this video, fitness YouTuber and bodybuilder Jeff Nippard continues his Science Explained series by delving into the studies based around shoulder training and hypertrophy. Take a look…
When training shoulders, you should aim for a minimum of 8 weekly sets, with 16-22 weekly sets being optimal for progress for intermediate to advanced trainees.
The bigger shoulder exercises such as overhead presses should be done twice per week, but isolation work can be carried out 4-5 times per week. In terms of exercises:
For front delts: Overhead presses such as the barbell or dumbbell press.
For side delts: Side lateral raises with cables or dumbbells.
For rear delts: Reverse peck-deck, seated row and incline lat pulldowns.