If you need to bulk up your shoulders but are short on time, then this rapid-fire, four-move circuit is just the routine you've been looking for.

In roughly 30 minutes, you'll stretch, squeeze, and work your delts and traps to complete exhaustion with moves like dumbbell lateral raises, band pull aparts, alternating front raises, and resistance band front raises. Just don't be surprised if you have trouble raising your arms the next day.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4–6 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest periods between circuits. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more shoulders work:

Check out our favorite 10 ways to bulk and broaden your shoulders, our 30 best shoulders exercises of all time, and how you can build big shoulders without weights.

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