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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    dumbell press / shoulder question

    I was watching videos and came across this one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT8A7Vc-2SI

    IT says that if you just do dumbell presses this will cause you to have all the muscle on one area of your shoulder which won't be good because of the symetry causing joint problems or something. It will also look stupid, and I think I'm developing this big "blob of muscle" in the front like he mentioned.

    I've been alternating between dumbell presses and barbell presses, will just doing this exercise for shoulder work cause the symetry to be off like he said? I mean I also do benchpress and rows which work your shoulder. Should I also be doing other shoulder work?

    My other question is, when doing dumbell presses and barbell presses is it better to be standing? I was sitting on a bench while doing barbell presses recently and I feel a lot of stress in my back, must be the way I was bending it to help push the weight up.

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    I was about to make a similar thread concerning the military press, I stick to the big 3 compounds (bench squat and dead) but over looked military press. Wouldn't military give you general size on your whole shoulder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by left hook View Post
    I was about to make a similar thread concerning the military press, I stick to the big 3 compounds (bench squat and dead) but over looked military press. Wouldn't military give you general size on your whole shoulder?
    Like bench and other pressing movements, it will work the anterior deltoid mostly, though there will be some stimulation to the lateral delts. The rear delts won't get much work from overhead pressing movements. For rear delts you can do inverted flys or face pulls, among other movements.
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    Will Cable rows get the rear delts?

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