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Started By B-WINE (Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands)

Started on: 6/6/2005 6:40:50 AM, viewed 1328 times
What is the best exercise for the delts?

My delts are a weak point, because they′re pretty narrow. When doing Dips and Close-Grip, Palms-Up Pullups my front and rear delts get a good workout. But still my side delts are pretty weak.

So my question is: should I add an extra specific deltoid exercise or just stick to Dips and Chins and see what happens? When the front and rear delts start growing, the side delts will follow eventually, right?

I always liked Seated Military Presses, but there is a ′risk′ of overlap with Dips. Should I do Dumbbell Lateral Raises instead (never really liked them)?

Thanks in advance!

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Maschine (Home Gym, Middle, Europa) on 6/6/2005 7:29:02 AM

Why not rotate between Dips and Military Presses and see what happens!?!?

Or try Incline instead of Dips.

deebs (amherst, ny, U.S.A.) on 6/6/2005 11:32:15 AM

Rotating between incline press and dips could work, or if u dont like dumbbell laterals but have the lateral raise machine u could try that

sacredsystem (NY, NY, USA) on 6/6/2005 12:09:24 PM

Hi,

Delts have always given me issues until I strated doing HD training. I am using the consolidated routine and use the seated overhead press and/or seated overhead lockouts (partial overhead press). I sometimes do dumbell shoulder presses, but I always do compounds only. There is no issues with overlapping for me. Hit them very heavy and hard and get out of the gym. Let your body do the rest!

Traps (Philly, pa, U.S.A.) on 6/6/2005 3:10:01 PM

how are you going to develope big shoulders without doing direct shoulder work. The medial head is what makes up the BULK of the shoulder. not the front and rear.

I′ve always had the best results with behind the kneck presses on the smith machine seated, number 2 exercises would be seated DB press. and some side laterals for good measure.

those exercises work mainly the medial head. i don′t think you need to worry TOO much about overtraining the front and rear delt. they are pretty resiliant and recovery faster than other muscles. the exrcises above put most stress on the medial head.

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