* How to get bigger, stronger, more toned shoulders
* The best equipment for shoulder workouts
* Highly-rated equipment at different price points.
Guys are starting to realize the importance of great shoulders. Not only are shoulders the most widely used part of the upper body, but toned and rounded shoulders look pretty amazing (your lady friends can back us up).
However, shoulders are a little harder to train than basic muscles like biceps and abs. They’re used so often that isolating them can be tough, as they require serious resistance. Because of this, movements that utilize and isolate the shoulders are fewer (and practically non-existent without equipment), so some guys end up neglecting their shoulders.
But if you’re ready to develop some handsome boulders where those tennis balls used to be, we’re here to help. We found a few pieces of highly-rated home gym equipment that can help you strengthen, grow and tone your shoulders. Check them out below.
1. UPOWEX Resistance Bands Set
Resistance bands are a home gym essential because they provide a huge range of workouts and adjustable resistance without actual weights. You can effectively train all three parts of your shoulders with resistance bands by placing the middle of the band under your feet and then, with straight arms, bringing the handles up to your sides or in front of you. Also, you can wrap the band around a pole or a tree at chest level, face the band, and spread your arms out to train the shoulders and back.
2. Core Prodigy Python Power Twister
The power twister is another great addition to any home gym, but it’s especially good for blasting your shoulders. To train your shoulders with the device, hold it above your head and squeeze together, keeping your shoulders from coming up towards your ears.
3. Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells
Classic dumbbell motions including the overhead press, lateral raise, reverse fly and others are still the best way to workout your shoulders. If you don’t have a gym membership, you can still get an amazing at-home workout with these adjustable dumbbells. They range from 5 to 52.5 pounds, so you can do almost any workout and continue to use them as you get stronger.