Having massive bicep peaks or killer triceps striations is awesome, but if you don't have well developed shoulders you're not getting the visual impact you may think! This Boulder Shoulders Workout can help you get those "mushroom cap" shoulders in no time! Before we get into our Boulder Shoulders Workout, let's review some basic shoulder anatomy.
Our Shoulder Muscles are grouped into three groups: Anterior Delts, Medial Delts and Posterior Delts. (btw delts is short for deltoid muscles) Anterior Deltoids - This is the front of the shoulder or "cap." Your front delts are engaged with any chest workout usually. Over developed anterior delts can actually make the chest appear smaller or less "beefy." This is purely an asthetics issue, but some bodybuilders are conscious of this. Medial Deltoids - The side of the delts. This is the part of the shoulders you should train if getting broader shoulders is your goal. Posterior Deltoids - The back of your shoulders are the posterior delts. This is a very small muscle group and lots of people make the mistake of thinking heavier weights will train this muscle group well. The fact of the matter is it is very difficult to isolate the posterior delts and your goal should be lighter weights are more controlled movements.