Tip: Increase Tension to Build Bigger Shoulders

Tension builds muscle. Here's how to ramp it up to build your delts.

Adding banded tension to your shoulder work is guaranteed to trigger new hypertrophy gains. Just grab a couple of resistance bands and wedge them under the bench for overhead dumbbell presses.

The key is to lift the dumbbells all the way up to the top and hold them there for a couple of seconds in the contracted position of each rep.

Mark Dugdale is an IFBB pro bodybuilder and Mr. Olympia competitor. Mark has 22 years of experience on stage and a passion for brutal workouts. He has also produced five documentaries, participated in seminars with prison inmates, and was granted one of the last recorded interviews with Joe Weider. Follow Mark Dugdale on Twitter