Aesthetic Shoulders workout for Beginners


Shoulder workout for beginners may turn out to be the toughest compared to all other body part workouts excluding the leg day. The good news is, harder you work on your shoulders, better aesthetics it adds to your body.  Keeping the beginner factor with a vision of aesthetics in mind here we list the top 5 workout to get you started.

1. Military Press :

Military press is one of the best exercise to start with. You need a long barbell rod, a bench and weights.  Take the barbell rod, add weights (5 kg plates for boys and no weights for girls) to begin with. Sit on the bench. Hold the rod shoulder width apart with your back straight. Bring it closer to the upper chest, then move it straight up above the shoulders. Counted as 1 rep. Perform 3 sets of 15 reps each.  This exercise is meant to add volume to front shoulders. Breathe in when you bring it closer to chest and breathe out at the stretch.

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2. Lateral Raise :

Lateral raise puts your lateral muscles to work which is located in the upper part of the shoulders. Dumbbells are the only equipments required to perform this exercise.  Stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart, hold dumbbells to the sides (5 kgs for boys, 2 kgs for girls to start with).  Raise your arms  parallel with the floor, then bring the dumbbells down slowly to the starting position. Remember to keep your elbows slightly bend to get the maximum output. Breathe in when you stretch to the sides and breathe out  while bringing the dumbbells down to starting position.  Perform 3 sets of 15 reps each.

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3. Alternate Front raise :

Focused on front deltoids, front raise is the third most powerful exercise among shoulder workouts. Stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the dumbbells in front of you. Raise your right arm  parallel to the floor, bring the dumbbell down slowly to the starting position. Now repeat the same with left arm. This is counted as 1 rep. Perform 3 sets of 15 reps each.


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4. Dumbbell Shoulder Press :

This exercise requires you to have dumbbells and a bench with back support. Sit on the bench with your feet firm to the ground. Hold the dumbbells to the sides at shoulder level to start with. Remember to keep your back straight with the help of back support. Now raise your arms to the top of shoulder fully stretched, hold it for a second and bring the dumbbells back to original position. Exhale when you stretch and Inhale while bringing the dumbbell down to the starting position. Perform 3 sets of 15 reps each.


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5.  Upright row :

This exercise gives the finishing touch to your workout. Focused on trapezius (neck), the deltoids(shoulders) and the biceps(arms). You need a long barbell rod with weights around them to perform this exercise. Stand straight with feet shoulder width apart. Hold the rod with closer grip. Bring it to your neck level while keeping your elbows in the upright position, inhale and then bring it slowly down to your arm’s length and exhale. Perform 3 sets of 15 reps each.


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Perform these exercise for a complete month before adding on to other variations.  Add weights after each set to get maximum result.