Shoulder Workouts for Women
When we ask women whether they want to work out their shoulders, we expect a variety of responses.
First, it may sound unnecessary to dedicate an entire workout to shoulders. Second, it’s assumed
that exercises are the same when doing shoulder workouts for women as they would be for men:
military press, front raises, etc… That’s not always the case.
High-Reps for Toning
Maybe you’ve taken a workout class before, or perhaps you’ve followed a routine in the past that’s given
you a good workout, but our shoulder workouts for women will primarily be high-rep. In fact, it’s
possible you’ve already trained this way. In a workout class, an instructor may ask you to use
light-weight dumbbells and lift your arms out to the side. You will do this many times throughout the
class with the same instruction: complete as many reps as you can in a given time. This is high-rep
training and it’s one of the most popular and credited ways for toning and defining your shoulders. For
example, on Daily Spot, we offer the program Daily Sweat. Sarah will usually incorporate a few shoulder
exercises into her circuits. This makes for perfect shoulder workouts for women: high-reps and hitting
all aspects of the shoulder.
Variety of Dumbbell Flies
We mentioned in the overview of shoulder workouts, but it’s important that you hit all areas of your
shoulder to gain the complete benefits. You’ve seen above that the more desired results will be achieved
through high-reps. Whether you’re using Daily Spot or not, one of the best ways that you’ll achieve
these results in the gym is with dumbbell flies. Try incorporating dumbbell front raises and dumbbell
lateral raises into your next workout – 3 sets of as many as you can in 1 minute. If you’d prefer to
follow a workout instead of plan your own, check out Daily Sweat. Sarah’s workouts update every single
day, and cover all body parts, including shoulders.