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Shoulders getting swole/big/broader?

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Asked by: Nicole Martinez

Why are my shoulders getting broader?

Yes, if your shoulders are wide due to the increased amount of fat or muscles. You can’t lose weight only in one particular part of your body. So, when you lose weight, you burn fat from all over your body, which eventually makes your shoulders, along with the other parts of your body, slimmer.

Do shoulders get wider with muscle gain?

This includes the width of the collarbones, an important part of shoulder width. However, you can build up and develop muscular shoulders. You can use training methods to make your shoulders stronger, which makes them look wider and aesthetically pleasing.

How do I stop my shoulders from getting wider?


And press alternating the dumbbells rotating them overhead keeping the elbows in front of you to protect the shoulders and pressing them not necessarily overhead. But slightly in front of the head.

How can I slim down my shoulders?

How to Slim Down Shoulders

  1. Cut 500 to 1,000 calories from your diet each day. …
  2. Engage in at least 150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each week. …
  3. Do 12 to 15 bench presses, twice each week. …
  4. Include 12 to 15 pushups in your routine, twice per week. …
  5. Do 12 to 15 dumbbell flys, twice per week.


Do shoulders get wider with age?

Weight Distribution



Due to the aging factor, weight is being added to our thighs and buttocks. Some may notice dimpling in these areas… No, it is not your imagination, IT IS EASIER TO GAIN WEIGHT NOW, than it was when we were in our 30’s. Our shoulders become narrow and the pelvis grows wider.

Are broad shoulders attractive on a man?

A study by Cambridge University of more than 700 women found broad shoulders were the most attractive male asset. Why? Not only do big shoulders make you look strong but the wider you are up top, the thinner you appear at the waist, creating that V-shape that drives her wild.

Are 18 inch shoulders broad?

Anyone—male or female—with an 18 inch clavicle width is very broad indeed. But in terms of overall shoulder width, 18 inches is still a bit broader than normal for a woman and is likely an indication that you’re fairly tall or just happen to have a larger than normal build for a female.

What is the average shoulder width for a man?

16.1 inches

Based on the shoulder measurements of 7,476 men aged 20 years and older taken during the same time period, the average shoulder width of men in the United States was 16.1 inches (41.1 cm).

How do I become less bulky?

Consider these adjustments:

  1. Diet. Consume fewer calories and eat a lower percentage of foods that are high in proteins and carbohydrates.
  2. Weight training. If you’re continuing to train with weights, use lighter weights and reduce weight training frequency to no more than 2 times per week to maintain tone.
  3. Cardio.


How do I make my shoulders wider?

The 10 Best Ways to Bulk and Broaden Your Shoulders

  1. Overhead press. *Compound exercise* …
  2. 2A. Seated behind-the-neck press. …
  3. 2B. Seated alternate (unilateral) dumbbell press. …
  4. Barbell upright row. *Compound exercise* …
  5. Barbell front raise. *Isolation exercise* …
  6. Incline lateral raise. …
  7. Face pull. …
  8. Bentover lateral raise.

Do big lats make you wider?

If you’re seeking to build a wider back, then the primary muscle that you’re going to want to develop are the lats, as growing this muscle will help effectively add the width to your back that you’re after.

Which muscles make you look wider?

Lats (Back)



The “lats” are the latissimus dorsi, the somewhat large muscles of the upper back on the outside below the armpit. When well-developed, as they are in some elite swimmers, they tend to bulge outward. Build the lats with lat pulldowns.

Are big lats genetics?

Problem #1: You Have High Lats



Known as a “palm tree” in bodybuilding circles, high lats may make your V-taper drastic-looking, but it also means that you look as though you’re lacking thickness. High lat attachments are genetic, so there’s nothing you can do about that.