Special workout: Stunning shoulders

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Adding weights and repetitions to your workout will help increase your muscle mass so you can adjust your efforts as to best fit your goals. The deltoid is the muscle that forms the rounded shape of the shoulder. To better define and tone this area there are several exercises you can do without equipment, such as push-ups.

But to really focus on this set of muscles, it is best to reap the benefits of light weight lifting. Top arm and shoulder exercises are performed with the help of dumbbells to increase resistance, to help you build and tone muscle. This circuit can be repeated 3-5 times, dependent on how you feel.

These are our top recommended exercises that will help you sculpt your body, from your neckline down to your biceps, while working on your posture.

1. Lateral and frontal raises with dumbbell
Holding one dumbbell or weight in each hand, raise your arms stretched in front of you and repeat to the sides, opening wide. Perform a set of 15, before resting for 30 seconds, then repeat.

2. Dumbbell curls
To work your biceps with weights, bend your elbows bringing your wrists close to your chest. Push each weight high with your arms stretched vertically above your head. Perform a set of 15, before resting for 30 seconds, then repeat.

3. Chest-fly hand-off
Lie on your back with your knees bent and raise your arms upwards holding one light dumbbell in your right hand. Pass the dumbbell from one hand to the other, stretching your arms both while descending and ascending. Perform a set of 15, before resting for 30 seconds, then repeat.

4. Bend-over dumbbell rows
Bend your torso forward with your feet apart and your knees slightly bent. Raise your hands to become parallel to the floor and your shoulder blades touch each other. Perform a set of 15, before resting for 30 seconds, then repeat.

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