SHOULDER TRAINING

 

upright rows

UPRIGHT ROWS: GOOD OR BAD? SAFE OR DANGEROUS?

A staple shoulder building exercise dating back to the days of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu, the upright row is typically performed by holding onto a straight bar with a narrow overhand grip and pulling the weight up to neck height. It...
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best rear deltoid exercises

THE TOP 3 REAR DELTOID EXERCISES

The rear delts don’t get enough respect. Most lifters spend plenty of time hammering their front and side delts through heavy chest pressing, shoulder pressing, front raises and side lateral raises, but end up heavily neglecting their rear deltoids in...
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BEST SIDE DELT EXERCISES: HIGH INCLINE BENCH SIDE LATERALS

In my most recent post I discussed in detail the proper form for executing a basic side lateral raise and outlined 7 common side lateral raise mistakes that anyone looking to maximize their side delt development should avoid. This exercise...
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7 SIDE LATERAL RAISE MISTAKES TO AVOID FOR BIGGER SIDE DELTS

If you’re looking to carve out a set of round, broad shoulders that really stand out and get noticed, a properly executed side lateral raise is a key exercise in your training arsenal. This is because side lateral raises target...
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WHY OVERHEAD PRESSES ARE OVERRATED FOR BUILDING SHOULDER MUSCLE

Whether it be a barbell military press, seated shoulder press or some other machine variation, a basic overhead press has always been considered the single best exercise for building overall shoulder size and thickness. Most bodybuilders position them as the...
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BEHIND THE NECK PRESS: GOOD OR BAD? SAFE OR DANGEROUS?

Basic overhead freeweight presses have always been considered as the foundation of effective shoulder training. Along with military presses and seated overhead dumbbell presses, behind-the-neck presses are another popular variation that you’ll often see performed at the gym. Although these...
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THE BEST EXERCISES TO BUILD BIG SHOULDERS

Ask most muscle building experts how to build round shoulders that really “pop” and you’ll usually get the same basic answer… They’ll tell you to put your primary focus on compound overhead pressing movements (such as barbell military presses or...
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