5 Great Shoulder-Toning Exercises for Women

Cardio is great for your heart, but it doesn't do much to tone and define key areas like your shoulders. Here are 5 great shoulder exercises for women.

In the last decade, an increasing number of women have added weight training to their exercise routines. Gone are the days when hours of muscle-burning cardio was considered the path to a perfect body. Sure, cardio is great for the heart, but it doesn't do much to tone and define key areas like the shoulders. Here are five of the best shoulder exercises for women.

These exercises can be done in any order. Don't be afraid to go heavy. Do a warm-up set with a light weight, then increase the weight on each set. Go as hard as you can without compromising form. I suggest performing three sets of each exercise, with 10-12 reps in each set. As always, make sure to warm up and stretch between sets. Stretching actually improves your overall condition and tone.

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In the last decade, an increasing number of women have added weight training to their exercise routines. Gone are the days when hours of muscle-burning cardio was considered the path to a perfect body. Sure, cardio is great for the heart, but it doesn't do much to tone and define key areas like the shoulders. Here are five of the best shoulder exercises for women.

5 Shoulder Exercises for Women

These exercises can be done in any order. Don't be afraid to go heavy. Do a warm-up set with a light weight, then increase the weight on each set. Go as hard as you can without compromising form. I suggest performing three sets of each exercise, with 10-12 reps in each set. As always, make sure to warm up and stretch between sets. Stretching actually improves your overall condition and tone.

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Topics: WARM-UP | STRETCHING | CARDIO | SHOULDERS | EXERCISE | PRESS | HEART | KETTLEBELL | LEG EXERCISES | SHOULDER EXERCISES | EXERCISES FOR WOMEN | WEIGHT TRAINING