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    shoulders/chest same day?

    im workin shoulders and chest on the same day, is this appropriate, my friend said i shouldnt do 2 big muscle groups on the same day, what you think? cheers

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    personally i think it's ok. your chest and shoulders are both pushing muscles and they are also both upper body it shouldn't be a problem. your workout might be a little long though if your doing everything right. other people may have different views.. like some poeple work their arms on a certain day.. while some people like me will tell you that you shouldn't do that and do triceps(a pushing muscle) on your bench day and do biceps on another day.

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    i prefer to work (front and lateral) shoulders on chest day
    military press, bench press, and dips should all hit them nicely
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    Well, how many days are you planning to work out?

    That will determine which body parts you will do.

    3 times?
    4 times?
    5 times?

    Different workout each time.
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    I hit shoulders with lats, and chest with thickness-based back. I've got rotator cuff issues, and I don't like to work shoulders and chest on the same day to avoid overworking the cuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    thickness-based back.
    What do you mean by this?
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    I assume she means traps and erectors
    .....as opposed to the 'width' of the lats.
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    Yep. I break back into horizontal and vertical planes - my workouts involve vertical push-pull, and horizontal push-pull.

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    Shoulders aren't a big muscle(correct me if I am wrong)

    However, I do my shoulders on a seperate day because I can never have a smooth shoulder workout after chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabelean
    Shoulders aren't a big muscle(correct me if I am wrong)

    However, I do my shoulders on a seperate day because I can never have a smooth shoulder workout after chest.
    delts are a small muscle group!
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    Thank you thank you :bows:

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    delts are a small muscle group!
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    yeh im doin chest with shoulders twice a week and i would do arms and back twice as well, with a little legs and core work on saturday

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    I've found that I can't do chest without hitting my shoulders, and I can't do back without hitting my shoulders, so I hit my whole upper body in one workout. I used to have a dedicated shoulder day, and they never grew because they were getting pounded throughout the week in other workouts and never got a chance to recover. Switching to an upper/lower split was the best thing I ever did.
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    Shouldn't be a problem. Post the rest of your routine.

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    I do shoulders with chest... shoulders are not a big muscle group anyways...
    I also do Rotator cuff work on shoulder days.
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    if you have plenty of rest theres no problem doing them both in the same work out.

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