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How Do I Get “Capped” Deltoid Muscles?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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How do I get capped deltoid muscles? First, you need to know what a deltoid is before you can build them. A deltoid is made up of three main sets of fibers. It is made up of anterior, lateral, and posterior. The deltoid muscle’s primary responsibility is arm rotation and it is responsible for preventing dislocation.

How Do I Get Capped Deltoid Muscles? photo credit: interstid

What are the muscles in the shoulders called?

  • Extrinsic muscles originate from the torso and attaches itself to the bones of the shoulder.
  • Intrinsic muscles originate from the clavicle and attaches itself to the humerus.

A good shoulder deltoid exercise is Upright Rows.

How Do I Get Capped Deltoid Muscles? – This video shows you how to do all 3 of these shoulder exercises.

How to do the Upright Rows is: Hold the dumbbells in each hand while standing shoulder width apart. Have the dumbbells resting in front of your thigh. Lift the dumbbells up until they are in line with your chin or collar bone. And make sure your elbows are pointing down outwards after you lift the dumbbells up. And then bring the dumbbells down and continue with the exercise until you have finished the set.

A second great shoulder exercise that will help to grow your deltoids is Dumbbell Front Raises. How to do this exercise is:

Stand with your feet shoulder width part and grab a pair of dumbbells in each hand. And let them hang to your side with your elbows slightly bent. Raise your arms straight in front of you with the dumbbells in each hand. Your arms will stop at around chin level.

Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position and continue this motion until you are done with the set. The slower you go in this exercise while executing perfect form the more you will feel that muscle working.

A third exercise that really works your shoulders is Standing Shoulder Dumbbell Press. How to do this exercise is:

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and grab a pair of dumbbells in each hand. While standing shoulder width apart hold the dumbbells with an overhand grip at shoulder height. Push the weight above your head until your arms are fully extended. Return slowly to the starting position and continue this motion until you are done with the set.

Make sure you don’t hold your breath and that you are exhaling and inhaling throughout the exercise. Make sure when executing this exercise, you are really executing full range of motion which allows you to fully engage the muscle.

There was a study that was published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. And the study showed that patients that had rotator cuff type of shoulder pain saw improvements in pain, function, and mobility with doing just 3 weeks of daily shoulders exercises.

“All of these 3 shoulder exercises can be done at home if you have a pair of dumbbells. The beauty of these exercises is that you don’t need to go to a gym to do these.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

 So, these shoulders exercises are meant to help you build and maintain muscle. But it also can be used for recovering from a shoulder injury especially if you do this exercise with lightweight to help improve the function and mobility. All of these 3 shoulder exercises can be done at home if you have a pair of dumbbells. The beauty of these exercises is that you don’t need to go to a gym to do these.

The Bottom Line is anybody at any age can improve the shape and muscle in their shoulders if they try to implement these shoulder workouts. And they also do them consistently with good form and execution.

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References

  1. Seitz, A. L., Podlecki, L. A., Melton, E. R., & Uhl, T. L. (2019). NEUROMUSCULAR ADAPTIONS FOLLOWING A DAILY STRENGTHENING EXERCISE IN INDIVIDUALS WITH ROTATOR CUFF RELATED SHOULDER PAIN: A PILOT CASE-CONTROL STUDY. International journal of sports physical therapy14(1), 74–87.

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