Strong shoulders not only look good in bare tops but also help ease muscle tension in the neck and the spine and can improve posture. These moves target all your shoulder muscles and―bonus―work your legs, rear end, and abs, too.
Move 1: Lateral Raise With Stationary Lunge
Begin in a lunge position with your right foot forward, left foot behind you, and left leg slightly bent. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, with your arms at your sides and palms facing inward (shown, near right).
Bend your legs so the back knee almost touches the floor. While down in the lunge position, lift your arms straight out to the sides to form a T (far right). Pause, then lower your arms and come back up. Complete 10 to 12 reps. Switch legs and repeat on the other side.
Targets: Sides of shoulders, plus thighs and glutes.