Exercising can be divided into two basic types. First one is a cardio workout, which is great for those people who really need to get rid of the extra fat and who want a fit body with lean muscles. This is something most of the women desire, but of course, should be done by men too. Examples of exercises are running, aerobics, swimming etc. The other type is all about bulked up effect, which is actually increased muscle mass.
Building muscle mass must be done with using additional weight. Even though it can be done with the help of the body's weight only (push ups, for example), it is much easier, faster and more effective when using dumbbells and barbell. Also, at some point, the weight has to be increased, because the organism becomes used to a certain exercises and the physical stress it carries. The weight is not so difficult to lift so it has to be increased. This means that by focusing on one certain muscle group increased muscle mass of specific body areas. Most common areas that are building up with muscle mass are arms, quads, pectoral area and back.
When it comes to arms, there are several subareas that should be mentioned. Those are triceps, biceps, deltoid and lower arm. Bicep is commonly worked out among the first areas. This is probably because of its largeness, which is visible. But another muscle should be focused too, and that is deltoid muscle. This muscle is important because when it becomes larger, shoulders become wider too. It can be said that it is the most important muscle when it comes to shoulder width. Along with back muscle, latissimus dorsi, it determines the overall width of the back.
Exercising deltoid area
One of the exercises that should be done for increasing the muscle mass of deltoid muscles is seated barbell press. It is done as a classic bench press, but the practitioner is seated, not in horizontal position and that shifts focus from pectoral area to shoulders and triceps too. This can be done with the use of dumbbells instead of barbell, and it is called seated dumbbell press. Side lateral raises must also be performed, which is done in standing position with dumbbells. Dumbbells are in hands and they are raised aside with the help of deltoid muscles.
To increase the effectiveness of these exercises, some additional help is needed in a form of supplements (muscle mass gainers, energy boosters, muscle recovery products etc.).