Why should your abs, arms, thighs, and buns get all the attention during your workouts? Sculpting strong shoulders is not only sexy, it's also important! Your shoulders help you do everything from carry your purse, groceries, and children to knocking out that impressive set of push ups at the gym, says Rick Richey, master instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and owner of R2Fitness in New York City. Not to mention, shapely shoulders can help give the appearance of a slimmer waist and more proportionate hip width—which is never a bad thing!
Do these five moves two or three times per week to decrease your risk of injury, improve your posture, and rock that backless dress.