Shoulder Routine

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  1. eric1968

    eric1968 Purple Belt

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    Should I be doing overhead press and dumbell press during my shoulder training? I'm not sure to pick one or do them both - my goal is to build up more strength

    thanks for any advice......
     
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    To me, an overhead pressing movement is a must. Besides doing military press and push-press, handstand pushups against a wall are great for your shoulders, too. Make sure that you keep your head up and look foward if you do those handstand pushups rather than just keeping your head down/chin to your chest... :D
     
  3. An overhead pressing movement is important as part of an overall strength routine. However I'm against having a "shoulder" routine.
    The pressing movement should be containted within the framework of either a push day, or as part of a total body day.
    I'd add military press, push press, or even some form of olympic movement to your pushing day.

    I also dont think an overhead press is a movement I'd do every week, unless I'm invovled in an activity that calls for it.
     
  4. Zeirhk

    Zeirhk Green Belt

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    For shoulders I do this:

    Military Press: 5x5
    Incline Bench: 3x8
    Front Raises: 3x8
    Side Raises: 3x8

    Im going to get rid of the Front and Side raises and replace both with just the Push Press. I do rotator cuffs after also (about 10-15 mins mini-workout).
     
  5. Duncon76

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    Switch off on doing DB and BB, 1 wout do DB, other do BB. Do Olympic Lifts mostly and lockout walks. WHich is when you push the weight up, lockout, then walk a distance with the weight. One cannot beat DB/BB snatchs for delts as well.
     

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