6 Shoulder Exercises To Get Tight & Defined Arms

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To get beautifully tight and defined arms, you need to add new exercises to your workout routine. That is why you are in the right place, these 6 shoulder exercises will help you get results quickly.

The shoulders are quite often overlooked so it is very important we get to work them properly. For this, we need to work on our biceps, shoulders, and triceps. See for yourself and feel the burn in your arms:

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1. Dumbbell Shoulder Press

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Hold a dumbbell in each hand just above the shoulders;
Keep your palms facing in;
Straighten the arms above you.
Bend the elbows coming back to the starting position to complete one rep.
Try to aim for 3 sets of 20 reps.

2. Dumbbells Lateral Arm Raise

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Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides;
Your palms should be facing in;
Without changing the bent of your elbows, raise your arms straight out to your sides;
The arms should be at shoulders level;
Pause, then slowly lower your arms;
That can be considered one rep;
Try to aim for 3 sets of 20 reps.

3. Dumbbells Upright Row

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Stand with your feet hip distance apart;
Place a dumbbell in each hand;
Your closed palms should be facing your body;
The shoulders should be over your pelvis, with knees slightly bent;
Keep the dumbbells close to your body;
Then, raise them to your shoulders, bending your elbows out to the sides;
Slowly lower them to the starting position;
This counts as one rep.
Try to aim for 3 sets of 20 reps.

4. Horizontal In-and-Outs with Dumbbells

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Stand with your feet hip-width apart;
Hold the weights just above your chest;
Keep your elbows pointing out to the sides;
Your elbows should be at the same height as your shoulders;
Exhale and send the weights out to the sides, unhinging the elbows completely;
Inhale to bring them back to the chest;
That is one rep;
Try to aim for 3 sets of 20 reps.

5. Standing Dumbbell Front Raises

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Hold the dumbbells in front of your thighs with your palms facing you;
Stand upright with your back straight;
Place your feet about hip-width apart;
Tighten your stomach muscles and pulling your shoulder blades down;
Maintain this posture throughout the movement;
Raise your elbows and shoulders at the same rate;
Lead with your elbows;
When your arms approach shoulder-level, turn your thumbs slightly upward;
Stop when your arms are about parallel to the floor;
Slowly lower the dumbbells, rotating your thumbs back to the start position;
Try to aim for 3 sets of 20 reps.

6. Reverse Dumbbell Flies

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Hold a dumbbell in each hand;
Stand with the knees slightly bent;
Keeping your back flat, bend forward at the hip joint;
Exhale and lift both arms to the side;
Maintain a slight bend in the elbows;
Squeeze your shoulder blades together;
Then, lower the dumbbells back toward the ground;
This completes one rep;
Try to aim for 3 sets of 20 reps.

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