This article was written to show beginners which muscle groups they should work to give their upper body the most increase in size. I have made up a list of the seven most important muscle groups.
I have made up a list of the seven most important muscle groups, ranging from greatest importance to least importance when it comes to adding size to your upper body.
The first muscle group that comes to a beginner’s mind when considering which muscle group will give he or she the well-developed look of a bodybuilder is usually the upper arm and more specifically the biceps. This is probably because when someone asks to see your muscle, most people don’t go and flex their beefy deltoids; they flex their biceps.
The idea that adding bulk to your arms will give your entire upper body a major increase in size is a common misconception that many beginners have. The muscles of the upper arm only make up a small part of the upper body, and although a nice set of arms may look good during the summer months, they don’t really add many sizes to the upper body
1. The Deltoids
In my opinion, the most important muscle group to adding size to your upper body is the deltoids. A well-developed pair of deltoids will create the illusion that your upper body is much larger that it really is. The deltoids also help give your upper body a V shape and will give the appearance of broad shoulders.
The deltoids contribute to both the front and back of the upper body and if they are not well developed your entire upper body will suffer. Some exercises that will help to develop the deltoids are dumbbell side laterals and front dumbbell raises.