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    What's best for delts

    I was wondering what the best exercise to use for delts? I've had decent results with using DB Arnold press, but was wondering if maybe military or just regular DB shoulder press was better? Or do they work out completely different parts as in the anterior, lateral, or posterior delts?

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    pressing works the front, pulling works the back, and laterals work the laterals-- that's all you need.
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    just work as intense as possible using what sysopt said

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    Do both. The Arnolds and the Military press one exercise one week, the other exercise the next week to keep shocking to muscles.
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    Originally posted by sysopt
    pressing works the front, pulling works the back, and laterals work the laterals-- that's all you need.

    i dunno about that. pressing does the whole shoulder not just the front. if you want to work the anterior delt do front raises. focus on your lateral delts. it is a bigger muscle (compared to your anterior and posteior) and and will make your shoulders look like bowling balls
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    if pressing does the whole shoulder why are you recommending to do anything else? wrong!
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    if the flat bench does your whole chest why would you do anything else?


    understand the flaw in your logic?
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    try some standing military presses.

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    I personaly like DB overhead presses, using full ROM and going to failure.

    Overhead presses work the entire shoulder, but emphasize the Front delt. So both of you are each are somewhat right.

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    Seated Behind-neck Presses

    ... These have worked GREAT for me. Used to them religiously and now I am back into them again and my delts are getting wide as hell!


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    Have you ever had any shoulder problems for behind the head presses?

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    Nope, none at all. If you do them correctly with a spotter youll be fine. Also I kind of do them with partial reps. I only go down to my ears. Not all the way down to my traps or whatever.


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    Originally posted by Coster
    if the flat bench does your whole chest why would you do anything else?


    understand the flaw in your logic?
    hahaha, actually, I've only done flat pressing for my chest for a while and it works just fine. Inclines suck ass. There's no press in the world that works the entire deltoid and certainly not each part of it evenly. The main target is the front delt, period.

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    Originally posted by sysopt


    hahaha, actually, I've only done flat pressing for my chest for a while and it works just fine. Inclines suck ass. There's no press in the world that works the entire deltoid and certainly not each part of it evenly. The main target is the front delt, period.
    first of all do you understand the flaw in your logic?
    let me give you a hand. Bicep curls target your biceps;however, with the addition of hammer curls (which also targets your biceps) you are able to "work out" your biceps better because of the additionly stress you put on your bicep muscles.

    Ahemm
    So, you are telling me all you do for your chest is a few sets of flat presses and you pack up your stuff and head home?

    Finally I would like to hear from other people on this board!!!
    Does presses only work your front delt?
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    No inclines dont JUST work your front delts. They do hit your front delts and more so with the higher the degree of the incline. For chest Ill do some dips and some flat presses and then go home!


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    ok ok ok, shoulders have 3 heads, anterior, posterior, and lateral. there is no exercise that targets all 3. Personally I do reverse laterals for the posterior delts, and have gotten massive growth doing them, i don't know why more people don't do these. I also do Military presses, and lateral raises. The anterior head gets enough direct work from bench pressing movements.

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    Originally posted by Coster


    first of all do you understand the flaw in your logic?
    let me give you a hand. Bicep curls target your biceps;however, with the addition of hammer curls (which also targets your biceps) you are able to "work out" your biceps better because of the additionly stress you put on your bicep muscles.

    Ahemm
    So, you are telling me all you do for your chest is a few sets of flat presses and you pack up your stuff and head home?

    Finally I would like to hear from other people on this board!!!
    Does presses only work your front delt?
    Whatever you said about hammer curl and biceps is completely wrong. The position in which one uses for hammers (midposition) puts the bicep in a weaker position and therefore is less effective at working it. How do they provide "additional stress" over convetional supinated curls? Maybe you're refering to the additional workload...either way, you're a talking outta your ass...go read your bodybuilding mags. To answer your question, yes I do like 3-4 sets of flat bench and go home. If you use enough intensity one doesnt really need any more. The shoulder joint is one of (I'm thinking the hips), if not the most complex joint in the body. The entire muscle can't be stimulated with just one movement. **** off, good day

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    sysopt.....check back in the archives for two of my past posts,one is titlled "shoulders from hell" and the other one is called topping off,both which are excellent routines for the entire shoulder girdle.
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    if you are pressing a respectable weight you are gonna have big shoulders, whether you do it behind the neck, military style, very slightly inclined etc.

    Just friggin press!
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    OH presses do work all three deltoid heads, only they stress the anterior head more.

    That's why it's sometimes a good idea to do rear delt work to ensure you don't develop a muscle imbalance which can lead to injury.
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    Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
    OH presses do work all three deltoid heads, only they stress the anterior head more.

    That's why it's sometimes a good idea to do rear delt work to ensure you don't develop a muscle imbalance which can lead to injury.
    Oon the concentric, the rear delt is lengthening, how is it being worked? That's like saying curls work triceps.

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    yeah, CD, could you explain how militaries work the rear delt?

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    If your benching and rowing then all 3 heads are already going to be stressed already. All I do is over head presses.

    as for the chest all I do is flat bench now. then go home. whats the point in doing more exercise? flat bench hits all the chest.
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