Top 5 Shoulder Exercises for Mass, Strength, and Power

Deltoid Training 101

If you are looking to gain mass, strength, and power in your shoulders, then you MUST select exercises that activate the MOST muscle fiber per rep. You also want to select exercises that allow you to put your deltoids under the maximal amount of load, meaning the most weight possible that can be moved with control and intent. These are the exercises you want to prioritize in your shoulders workouts, so I recommend doing them first. So, without further to-do, here they are:

My Top 5 Shoulder Exercises

  1. Seated barbell shoulder press
  2. Seated Dumbbell shoulder press
  3. Barbell upright row
  4. Dips (Weighted if possible)
  5. Cable lateral raise
Shoulder Mass & Strength