Whether or not you want to admit it, a strong, broad set of shoulders says a lot about a person before he even speaks. With a hulking frame broadened by bulky delts and traps, you instantly command attention.

Although shoulders seem like pretty basic muscles to train, every gym rat knows it takes time, effort, and know-how to reach your #shouldersgoals. Things like whether compound or isolation exercises are the way to go, how often you need to train them, and more have effects on how efficiently you’ll be able to reach them.

Take a look at our best shoulders workout routines of all time to take care of any deficits in your training.