Upper Body Workout Series: Shoulders!

by Her Happy Balance on March 16, 2015

Happy Monday, friends! How’s everybody doing today? Are we all ready to begin this week with a fresh start and open mind?! Hopefully the answer is yes 🙂

Okay, so I finally got my act together to deliver the third and final installment of my Upper Body Workout Series! Sheesh, only took me about a month or so, right?! Well, I saved the best for last, because today we’re talking shoulders!

Upper Body Workout Series

If you missed it, make sure to check out my first two upper body workout series posts. You can find my biceps and triceps routine {as well as my before and after photos!} here, and my chest routine here. Now, onto the lifting! 

Upper Arm Workout Series Shoulders

Shoulder workouts have always been a favorite of mine. My deltoids were the first muscle on my body that I really started to notice some definition with, seeing progress is always encouragement to push further. And there’s really nothing quite like throwing up some weights and just crushing a workout. This is that workout for me. Lift heavy, my friends. Strength, confidence, and determination look sexy on everyone.  

Arnold Press

As per usual, I’ve included some lovely {pale!} photos of myself trying to demonstrate some of the exercises that may need a little extra clarification. But if for any reason I’ve mentioned something that you’re not quite sure about, feel free to shoot me an email. In fact, I get entirely too much pleasure out of talking about working out, so really you’d be making my day 😉 Let’s be lifting frandsss!

One-armed front plate raise

After doing each set of superset exercises, try to give yourself between 30-60 seconds of rest before starting the next set up. The supersets should feel like they’re giving you a run for your money – lifting can be cardio! 

Upright dumbbell row

I always like to finish out my workouts with pull-ups. Sometimes I’ll go to do a pull-up and I’ll have completely fatigued my muscles and not be able to do one without the assist. But that’s totally okay! All those efforts add up! When you go to do a pull-up on leg day, you’ll see your progress. And try to get in your daily push-ups, too. 5 sets of 5 reps is a good place to start. 

Whelp, there you have it, my friends – that about wraps up this series! Now, go crush those workouts! 

Any requests for a new post series? Lay ’em on me.
What’s your favorite upper body muscle group to workout?
Have you changed up your workout routine because of the changing seasons? Summer is coming…

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Nicole @ Simply Nicole March 16, 2015 at 6:39 am

finally getting my butt back into the gym this week (hopefully), so this post couldn’t have come at a better time! 🙂

Heather @Fit n Cookies March 16, 2015 at 7:27 am

Shoulders are my total favorite to work! I love seeing the definition in my arms!

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life March 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Love it!!! This looks like quite the butt (or shoulder, I guess) kicking workout! My shoulders are honestly one of my least favorite muscles to workout, but I’ve been looking for some motivation to really get in there – So I might need to try this out!

Bezzymates April 11, 2015 at 11:04 am

Strong and effective looking workout. I love working shoulders too. Mine are so small so any gain in appearance and strength always makes me happy.

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