As I say in the intro to this video, this was a day when we were supposed to be in Los Angeles for a few meetings. The plan was to go to Gold’s Venice when they were over, which would have been around 4-5 in the evening – prime time and very busy. I didn’t want to have to wait for machines or search for something else if the machine I wanted to use was taken, so I planned out this dumbbell giant set shoulder workout in advance knowing I could do it all in one spot – all I needed was a few different sets of dumbbells and an adjustable bench.
Well, those meeting fell through and we didn’t go to LA, but I decided to do this workout anyway to show you how you can get in a great workout just about anywhere – in a busy gym, at home, in a hotel gym, or wherever you may be on that particular day. Let me know what you think!
loved it. I know you had a shoulder in the past, does it ever hurt?Log in to reply
I mean’t shoulder injuryLog in to reply
Hi Nicole, thanks for the awesome workout! I always try each workout you post and it gives me so much variety and many new ideas. Could you guys post the work out summary at the end of the video or underneath? I always take a picture of the summary on my phone and that way I can reference it when I’m at the gym. Thank you so much!Log in to reply
Agree with Megan, the summaries are so helpful.Log in to reply
Agreed 🙂Log in to reply
Agree!Log in to reply
Did the giant set workout today ,amazing workout my shoulders are on fire ,not competing til the fall so have a bit of time to put on some muscle mass ,loved it !!! Thanks nicoleLog in to reply
Love this! My only option is working out at home using adjustable dumbbells, so imagine my excitement when this was a dumbbell-only workout. LOL! I’m looking forward to trying this, as I’ve felt in a bit of a rut lately and have the worst time getting creative with my workouts. Thanks for all you do, Nicole! <3Log in to reply
Thank you Nicole! Awesome workout….completedLog in to reply
thank you! Can’t wait to do this workout tomorrow!Log in to reply
I want to try this tomorrow. Can you post the full workout in a print form? Or somewhere that I can take a picture of?Log in to reply
I love the summaries as well! I can take a quick screenshot for the gym!! Also when making recipes I like the summary so I can refer to it if I missed something in the video 🙂Log in to reply
Love this workout!! I needed a new one
Thanks so much Nicole!! I watched it all the way through, and can imagine how much this is going to burn when I get a chance to try it out. I love the tips you give in between the sets as well. I am only 4’9 and weigh 95lbs. I have been working out and teaching group fitness classes as a Certified Instructor for 3 years. I have never done an incline rear delt or incline high row lying face down on the bench because of my height, but I am going to give it a try and hope for the best!! Thank you again. KathyLog in to reply
I love these videos of workouts you can do with minimal space and/or equipment. Handy to have as a mum or if you just can’t get to the gym some days. I’ve got some minimal equipment at home so this is AWESOME.
i agree too – the summaries are really handy to refer to at the bottom of the videos.
Thank you!Log in to reply
Agree with the others…a summary would be very helpful.Log in to reply
Great shoulder workout!!! You are amazing Nicole!! Your shoulders are so strong NO wonder why?!?Log in to reply
Suggestion: would love name of songs.
My hubby and have a garage gym and this workout is perfect for it! Thanks Nicole!Log in to reply
Puked in mouth a little just watching this! You are amazing!!Log in to reply
Love the workout can’t wait to try it. Is there anyway you could post the music info with your videos, I’m always looking for new music for my iPod. Always look forward to your videos. That’s nicole, your the best!Log in to reply
I’m a new member Nicole and I tried this jumping back into the gym after a 3 month summer travel and a shoulder injury. I absolutely loved this didn’t have a whole lot of time so I thought a Giant set was awesome/ had never heard of a giant setLog in to reply
The workout is now posted.
Have you tried Shazam Cathy? It is a free app that will identify a song for you after just a few seconds. It’s one of the best, give it a try!Log in to reply
I had quite the pump going from this workout tonight! Awesome! I had never done around the worlds, could definitely feel the burn. Thanks again!Log in to reply
The workout was amazing.Log in to reply
Nicole when doing the Arnold press if ur back comes of the bench as you are pressing is that ok?
Also the rep ranges are they more specific to you and what u did? For muscle gain should I be going with 12 reps and when I get them increase.
The workout was a challenge. Loved pushing myself the full time. Thanks as always
Also what do you think about keeping track of the weights and reps? How often should a workout be switched up. I hear so many thingsLog in to reply
Great workout, thanks for sharing!Log in to reply
Just wanted to say that I did this workout this morning and it was killer! I absolutely loved it and the pump my shoulders had was amazing! Thanks Nicole, for another great workout! Was wondering if you could show some other body parts/ exercises that could be done as a Giant Set? Thanks so much!Log in to reply
Thank you so much for taking the time to create and post all your videos. I’m in week 3 of my 17 week prep for my first figure competition, so your positive attitude and work ethic keeps me driven 🙂
Thanks for being an awesome role model in this industry!
Best,Log in to reply
Thank you! Good luck!Log in to reply
Great workout!Log in to reply
Thanks so much! Did the workout today and absolutely loved it!! I definitely could have gone heavier but still killed me and I felt great and pumped all day 🙂Log in to reply
Thank you! going to hit this today!Log in to reply
Plan on trying this next shoulder day. If you have tendonitis in an elbow is there an alternative to the lateral raise? That’s a killer for me until I heal up.Log in to reply
No. Stick to the shoulder exercises that do not cause pain. The only thing you can do with tendinitis is rest.Log in to reply
Killin’ it. Thank you because I do delts 2x per week. This can shake things up for me. Great help!Log in to reply
HI! Where did you get that tank top?? Love it!Log in to reply
Holy Moly!!! This workout is no joke!!! I had to go down to 5lbs on the around the worlds, lol, totally kicked my butt!! Thx Nicole!!! :-))Log in to reply
Absolutely love this workout! Thank you so much Nicole, the burn & pump feel epic but I think I may be eating my words later! Haha! More giant sets please!Log in to reply
I did this workout this morning and loved it! For having that many exercises it’s really time efficient, and super intense! Yay! 😀Log in to reply
I have never seen the around the world shoulder exercise before. I am trying these tomorrow with my shoulder routine, both of the super sets.Log in to reply
GOING TO GIVE IT A TRY IN THE MORNING! I LOVE GIANT SETS!!Log in to reply
I lift at home with dumbbells, and have e bench and a squat rack that has a cable. I had been thinking about jointing your site for a while, but was worried that to follow the workouts I needed to go to a gym. Thanks for posting workouts with less equipment to make it worthwhile to join and continue membership for those of us that don’t go to a gym!Log in to reply
You are welcome! We will do more of them in the future.Log in to reply
Loved this workout!!! Felt a really good pump, and it was fun to do different things!!! Thank you for posting this workout!!!Log in to reply
Awesome workout!! I had a major pump and burn after completing this workout!! I even added a gaint set for abs at the end since the shoulder workout went by quickly! : )Log in to reply
EXCELLENT, balanced shoulder workout that is easy to to when time is limited. Thank you!Log in to reply
You know? I have been doing this for years, and I was losing my mojo. Following your workouts, tips and nutrition have brought my joy of fitness back. I’ve tried a number of your routines and love them. Most importantly, I am learning not only the hows but the whys and have started creating my own.
Love, love this one. I also have shoulder injuries, but I am learning to warm up properly and check my form better. I’ll be trying this one tomorrow.
Thanks a million for keeping it real!!!Log in to reply
Thank you Laura! I am glad you are getting your mojo back 😉Log in to reply
love this one!Log in to reply
Loved this workout! Thanks Nicole!!Log in to reply
Hi Nicole! Awesome burn!! My heart rate was up the whole time!! Absolutely loved it! I can’t wait to try more!Log in to reply
I can hardly wait to try this tomorrow !!!!!Log in to reply
This is amazing and just the shake up to my new year , new phase training plan!! I cannot wait to try on Monday 🙂 Thank you so much. You inspire daily.Log in to reply
Hi Nicole! This video/workout is perfect as I workout at a women’s only gym, and I find the machines always full yet the dumbbell area almost always empty!Log in to reply
Not sure if you’ll see this comment as the video is somewhat old now, but how heavy do you usually do lateral raises? I’ve seen you use 15s often but didn’t know if you go much heavier. Just curious!
Hey Nicole, loved seeing how real you are and it’s ok you slipped off the ball really! Iove seeing you’re’ human even though you’re capable of Un human things. You rock!Log in to reply
new to this program and luv luv luv working shoulders the most this was fantastic huge pump!!!!!Log in to reply