When it comes to an eye catching upper body, nothing demands attention like a nice set of sexy broad shoulders. Of course, a broad back is great also. Workouts for these muscle groups are usually performed on the same day because many of the exercises for the shoulders also work the back, and there are a plethora of exercises that can help create that toned broad back and shoulders.
The muscles in the back can be worked two to three times a week, as long as there is at least a day of rest in between workouts. Working the back two days a week is the norm, since the back is used in the performance of other exercises. Some of the most popular back exercises are lateral pull-down, pull-ups, seated rows, one arm rows, and barbell rows. These exercises will help create the wingspan and really give the back width.
Since the shoulders can be worked on the same day as the back, it can also be worked two to three times a week with at least a day of rest in between workouts. Consistently working the shoulders with resistance will give the arms the nice cap or definition at the top of them. Exercises for the shoulders include lateral and front raises, shoulder press, shrugs, and upright rows. The exercises for the back and shoulders can be performed with dumbbells, barbells, or machines. It is always important to remember to stretch a little before the workouts to warm up the muscles, and then to stretch afterward to minimize the soreness from working the muscles.