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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?

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    Lateral (side) Delt exercises and their effectiveness

    Which exercise do you guys find the most effective for building up the lateral (side) delts? I've been doing dumbbell shoulder press (seated) and sometimes a set or 2 of lateral raises (although these seem too light to be effective).

    Who has done dumbbell and barbell (military press) at different times, and which has worked better for you?

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    Milkitary press, dumbell press, side raises (i have to do them slowly with a moderate weight to be affective, swingin em doesnt do a thing, and only when coupled with a press, no point doing them on their own) and sometimes db upright row (not BB) if it agrees with you. Do a rear delt movement like face pulls or lateral raises face down on an incline bench to finish off too. Try Seated barbell press 3x5, seated one arm side raises 2x6-8 and face down (prone) incline raises 2x8-10, works for me
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    I like to perform side laterals in alot of my shoulder workouts and find them effective. Try no to be too strict on your form, although I would agree that if you're swinging the weights, theyre a bit too heavy.

    You can achieve greater overloadwith military presses than dumbbell presses, so would say these are better overall. However, using dumbbells are good to add variation and avoid plateaus
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    ever hear of Arnold Presses...throw those in once in a while and watch the anterior delt GROW!

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    Standing military barbell.
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    Yep, standing millies and upright rows if you can do them without pain.
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    Face pulls. Don't neglect the rear delts.

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    Anterior delts seem fine. It's my lateral delts that are lacking. Any opinions on which is more effective, shoulder press (dumbbells) or military press (barbell)?
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    Age: 22 Height: 5'-8" Weight: 175 (6-10-07)
    BF: 13.2% (6-10-07 w/ calipers)

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    Bench: 300x1 (9-22-06)
    Squat: 285x4
    Deadlift: 225x10

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    Weight: 180 BF: 8% Bench: 315x1

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    Military press, you can push more weight...

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