The shoulders are the smallest muscle area but definitely not the least important. Connecting the arms to the torso, the shoulders are often difficult to train as they become exhausted so quickly due to their relatively small size. Shoulder exercises should be done with great care largely due to the fact that the shoulders are more susceptible to injury than any other muscle group.
The muscles that encompass the entirety of the shoulders are:
- Anterior Deltoid = Front Deltoid
- Posterior Deltoid = Rear Deltoid
- Lateral Deltoid = Side Deltoid
There are 3 designated exercise categories for the shoulder's muscle groups: