Courtney King's Best Shoulder Sculpting Exercises For Women

M&S Team
Written By: M&S Team
December 8th, 2017
Updated: March 30th, 2021
Categories: Articles Training
Tags: Video
In this video, team BPI Athlete Courtney King shares four of her favorite shoulder sculpting exercises. Learn how Ms. Olympia Bikini trains her shoulders!

Team BPI athlete Courtney King recently visited the Muscle & Strength Headquarters in Columbia, SC.

While here, the former Ms. Olympia Bikini winner filled us in on some of her training techniques.

In this video, Courtney shows us 4 of her favorite shoulder sculpting exercises.

Exercise 1: Barbell Press

The first exercise Courtney likes to use to sculpt her own shoulders is the barbell press.

When performing the barbell press, Courtney utilizes a slow eccentric to increase the time under tension on the shoulders.

Courtney likes to lower the weight using a 4 second eccentric.

Exercise 2: Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise

Next up, Courtney likes to perform dumbbell side lateral raises. However, most people perform this exercise by swinging the weight.

Courtney recommends making sure you are relaxed when performing lateral raises and focusing on the tension in your shoulders as you move the weight.

Exercises 3 & 4: Cable Face Pull & Cable Upright Row Superset

The final exercises Courtney shows us are a part of a superset. The first exercise is the cable face pull and the second is the cable upright row.

Courtney likes to perform this superset as it targets both the front and rear delt. Focus on the range of motion and movement of the exercise and don’t worry too much about how much weight you use.