If you have just 10 minutes and want a home shoulder workout that will let you build big shoulders at home, then this is the video for you. Here I show you a workout for shoulders at home that requires just a single heavier dumbbell or a pair of lighter dumbbells. No matter which one you choose, you will be able to complete your shoulder workout in just 10 minutes and start seeing results fast.
The key to this shoulder workout is the low barrier of entry regarding the equipment needed. Most of us, even if we don’t have a home gym, have a pair of light dumbbells laying around. Furthermore, we often have a single dumbbell that is on the heavier side. As I said, it doesn’t matter which one you want to use for this workout, they will both get the job done.
That said, let’s start breaking down the lighter dumbbell shoulder workout.
The key to the effectiveness of this home workout for shoulders is to take advantage of the hypertrophy stimulus gained from metabolic stress caused by higher repetition, low rest, light load workouts. Each of the shoulder exercises included in this home workout are to be performed for 45 seconds, followed by just a short 15 second rest to shake out the burn and then finished off with one more round of the same movement. This is to be repeated a total of 5 times for a total workout duration of 10 minutes.
If at any point you feel as if you can’t complete the reps due to the overwhelming metabolic burn in your delts, simply rest as briefly as possible and get back to cranking out your reps until the time is over.
The exercises, sets and reps in this lighter dumbbell home shoulder workout are as follows:
Light Home Shoulder Workout
– 1 1/2 Laterals – 45 sec on / 15 sec off x 2
– Dumbbell H Raises – 45 sec on / 15 sec off x 2
– Dumbbell W Raises – 45 sec on / 15 sec off x 2
– Urlachers – 45 sec on / 15 sec off x 2
– Kneeling Speed Presses 45 sec on / 15 sec off x 2
If you would rather rely more on eccentric stress and tension as your drivers of muscle growth, then you will definitely want to try out the heavier version of this shoulder workout.
Just like the lighter version, you will be able to do this entire workout for your shoulders at home. The best part is, you will only need a single heavy dumbbell to get the job done. By alternating the reps on many of these exercises, you will effectively split the load between the right and left shoulders during the one minute period which will allow you to get about 10-12 reps on each arm before the time of each set is complete.
That said, the working periods here are going to be 1 minute long. The rest periods however will be longer, one minute each, to allow you to account for the fact that the overall tension is higher and the muscles will need more recovery in between efforts in order to continue to perform at a capable level.
The exercises, sets and reps in this heavier dumbbell home shoulder workout are as follows:
Heavy Home Shoulder Workout
– Cheat Lateral – 1:00 on / 1:00 off
– 1 Arm Clean and Press – 1:00 on / 1:00 off
– 1 Arm High Pull – 1:00 on / 1:00 off
– Gravediggers (biceps) – 1:00 on / 1:00 off
– DB Pressouts – 45 on / 15 off
– Power Pushaway Burnout x 1:00
Keep in mind, following your last db press out exercise, you will take just a 15 second rest before you finish off your workout with a power push away bodyweight shoulder exercise for 60 seconds. The goal is to try and complete the entire minute without falling to your knees. This is tough but something you can do if you put your mind to it.
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