Building wider shoulders involves targeting specific muscle groups like the deltoids and traps. Here are 5 exercises to help you achieve wider shoulders:
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold a barbell at shoulder height, and press it overhead until your arms are fully extended. Lower the barbell back to the starting position with control.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold a dumbbell in each hand by your sides, and raise your arms to the sides until they are parallel to the ground. Lower the dumbbells back down with control.
Bend forward at the hips while keeping your back straight, and let your arms hang down. Raise the dumbbells out to the sides until they are in line with your shoulders. Lower them back down with control.
Start with the dumbbells at shoulder height and your palms facing your body. As you press the weights overhead, rotate your palms away from your body so that they face forward at the top of the movement.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and pull the handle towards your face. Squeeze your shoulder blades together at the end of the movement, then slowly release the tension.