Toned, powerful shoulders complement every physique – male or female!
There are a lot of exercises to work the shoulders, but one of the most basic ones is the shoulder press, using a barbell.
Also called a military press, this exercise lets you work the shoulders as well as the triceps and trapezium muscles, and is a great staple to incorporate in your workout.
Form is important though, as the shoulders are relatively vulnerable joints. Always warm up properly, and avoid pressing behind your neck: this puts unnecessary strain on the joint.
This exercise is also incorporated in Claude Goetz’s training program for beginners or people looking to get back into shape, which you can find here.