Cannot go for a swim in the beach because you are terribly ashamed that you do not have broad shoulders? It is the right of every individual to look and feel confident about his or her own existence. It is your right too! It’s time to take some time out for yourself to go to the gym and work those muscles! Actually, most of the time it is not the time but the wrong utilization of the time on wrong exercises that do not give the result promised. Here are the right exercises that will teach you how to get broad shoulders and tone your shoulder muscles in the least amount of time.

How to Get Broad Shoulders

Did you know that the testosterone level plays a role in how wide your shoulders will be? Together with the blood contents of your body, the three different muscles- posterior deltoid, anterior deltoid and medial deltoid - in the shoulders have to be worked to get broad shoulders that girls run after! To do that, high volume workout is required with low repetition. Follow these instructions and you will know how to get broad shoulders in no time.

Use the Testosterone

The testosterone directly determines how broad your shoulders will be. The testosterone molecules in the body assist in the process of protein synthesis and muscle growth. Individuals with high testosterone levels growing up, especially during the period of puberty, attain the wide shouldered look; however, individuals whose testosterone levels during their age of puberty are not high, end up having narrow shoulders. If you are young in age, especially in puberty, improve your testosterone level to get wide shoulders.


Military Press

This exercise will work all of your shoulder muscles if you are doing it right and should become your major workout. You can do military press in a standing or seated position with a bar or a pair of dumbbells. If you don't know how to do military press, watch the following video to learn standing straight-bar military press:


Side Lateral Raise

This exercise works on your medial deltoid that is the most underdeveloped part of your shoulder muscles. And it will make your shoulders look wider in a short time. If you want to know more about the function of side lateral raise and how to do it, watch the following video below:


Rear Lateral Muscle

This exercise focuses on developing the posterior deltoid. You can perform it either standing or while sitting down. It will help you achieve the V shape of your shoulders. For the best impact, follow the instructions in the video below


Exercise with Barbell

Exercise with barbells is easy and helps with the posture and back muscles. The regular use of barbell will help you increase your stamina more than any other exercise. If you are looking for ways on how to get broad shoulders, this is the exercise for you.

If you are planning to do the barbell raw, here is an instructional video on how to go about it in order to achieve the best results:



This exercise helps achieve a wider rib cage, which means thick and broad shoulders. How to widen shoulders? Here is the simple solution, take a deep breath, correct you posture and start with the pullovers.

If you want more information about how pullover helps broad your shoulders and how to do pullover with dumbbell and barbell, watch the video below:


Upright Row

The trapezius muscle connects your neck with the top of your shoulder. The fuller the traps are, the wider your shoulders are. Upright row is better, which work your deltoid, especially when you make a grip. In order to get the maximum result, you should try to vary from a close grip to a much wider grip. Know how to perform the uptight row correctly from the following video:


Arm Stretches

Make sure your shoulders are stretched out for the maximum impact. Perform arm stretches for a wide look to your shoulders. Watch the picture below to learn how arm stretches are performed.



Swimming is the best exercise for the upper body. The breast stroke is the best for starters, and then you should move to back strokes and then butterfly strokes.


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