Women tend to neglect certain parts of the body in their training because they think it will “make them look manly”….
In reality, sculpted shoulders will help give the appearance of smaller hips, a narrow waist, and define your arms. They help to create an attractive and overall symmetric look through the body. DO NOT neglect the shoulders as they create the aesthetic “V” look that many strive for.
Start your routine with compound exercises which will target all of the shoulder muscles. Begin with a multipoint movement such as the dumbbell shoulder press when your energy is the highest. If you do various isolation exercises first, it may weaken your performance to do the compound exercises later on.
1) Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Then move onto some isolation exercises:
2) Seated Bent Over Rear Dumbbell Fly
3) Barbell Front Raises
4) Lateral Dumbbell Raises
My personal favorite is either the seated dumbbell press or the lateral dumbbell raises, and I usually train the shoulders 1-2 times a week. How about you!?