Summer is just around the corner… Are you ready? Build up your shoulders to look smaller at the waist.
The time is now…Start this workout now and by summer you’ll be dare to be bare with confidence!
Photography by Robert Reiff
If a late-night infomercial claimed you could have a narrower waistline without losing a pound, you’d probably chalk it up as hooey. But nothing could be more true: By building up all parts of your shoulders, you can create the illusion of a smaller waist and take one step closer to that coveted V-taper every woman wants. Strong delts will also allow you to perform countless daily activities and prevent injuries linked to muscle imbalances. Better yet, you’ll look amazing in spring tanks and sleeveless tops.
Take a Balanced Approach
Your workout needs a good mix of isolation and compound motions, and believe it or not, rows are a great addition to your shoulder-training program. Though they are traditionally thought of as back exercises, rows performed with a wide, neutral grip (in which the palms face each other) mimic shoulder abduction, especially when performed at inclined angles.
Your Complete Plan
This workout uses several rowing moves and targets all three shoulder muscles for a well-rounded program. Do one to two times per week, or alternate with traditional isolation workouts every other week. Beginners should use a moderate weight and focus on form, while more advanced participants can hit a fairly heavy weight to develop strength and shape. Start this workout now and by summer you’ll be dare to be bare with confidence!