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Best Shoulder Workout For Big Delts Ft. The GodFather Of BodyBuilding! 

October 23, 2020

By Troy Adashun

Welcome to the ultimate shoulder workout for getting bigger deltoids!

The best shoulder workout is the one that will get you out of a plateau by blasting all 3 heads of your shoulder at maximum intensity!

This mass building shoulder workout delivers fast results through a variety of angles and intensity techniques.

I went through this shoulder workout routine with the legendary trainer Charles Glass who is considered to be the Godfather of Bodybuilding and has trained everyone from The Rock to several Mr. Olympia winners!

The best shoulder workouts shock the shoulders into growth, and this is exactly what this intense 15 set shoulder workout routine will do. Having big boulder shoulders is the goal of most guys, but so many of you fail to develop all 3 heads of the shoulders. 

If your deltoids are lagging I recommend you do this shoulder workout 2x per week.

Increasing the volume on your shoulder training will shock your deltoids into growth, so sit back and make sure to watch the form videos carefully so you know exactly how to perform each move in the best shoulder workout routine!

Here is the full shoulder workout w. the Godfather of bodybuilding, and you can see the full workout with all the dialogue between sets with Charles and I in the video above!


Exercise 1 of the shoulder workout was the db lat raise. Charles always has me do a slight internal rotation to get better activation on the lateral deltoids. Watch the video closely for the form. Do 3-5 sets and stick in the 12-15 rep range with about 60 second rest time on this move.


The second exercise of the shoulder workout was the bench assisted upright row. Make sure you flare your elbows out and don't lift the bar too high on this exercise or the traps get too involved. Just watch the video and copy the form to a tee! Aim for 12-15 reps and 3-5 sets once again.


The 3rd exercise of the shoulder workout was the single arm shoulder press on the smith machine. This exercise targets the front deltoid. I wasn't a huge fan of this exercise because of the set-up required, but if you can hunt down a smith machine and a bench its a good exercise to target the front delts. Try 3-5 sets in the 10-12 rep range.


The fourth exercise is a must if you want to develop 3d shoulders. This means the front deltoids, side deltoids and the rear deltoids. There aren't many exercises that hit the rear deltoids, so I recommend you try this one. Aim to do 3-5 sets in the 10-12 rep range and watch the form closely!


The 5th exercise of the shoulder workout is the dumbbell shoulder press.

This is a great mass building shoulder exercise that works not only the front deltoids but the meaty side part of your shoulders too. If you want to grow boulder shoulders it's no secret you have to become a beast as overhead pressing. Pick a heavy pair of dumbbells and aim for 3 sets of 10-12 reps.


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