In this article we are going to discuss how to train the deltoids or shoulders. We will go over different exercises to emphasize the front deltoid the side deltoid and the rear deltoid otherwise known as the anterior medial and posterior.

First let's examine exercises that work the anterior deltoid, or front deltoid. Good exercises for the front deltoids include military press, dumbbell shoulder press, dumbbell front raise, cable front raise, or Arnold press. It's important to note that the front deltoid also gets a lot of workload on chest days, so you may want to program accordingly.
For the side delts, or medial deltoid, we are going to want to emphasize laterals. When doing laterals it is very important to use proper form, and not to extend too high from where the shoulder contracts. Good exercises for the medial deltoids include dumbbell side laterals, cable side laterals, and upright rows.
Finally, we have the rear deltoids or posterior deltoid. To emphasize the rear deltoid good exercises include bent over dumbbell laterals or rear shoulder fly’s. Upright rows also can emphasize the rear deltoid as well.
So, give these exercise a shot and I think you will be very happy with the end result. Remember the shoulders are a common point of injury so make sure to properly warm up and to use proper form.