Posts Tagged ‘Shoulder Exercises’


Overhead Dumbbell Press


About The Overhead Dumbbell Press If you only have time for one shoulder exercise – the overhead dumbbell press is it. No other exercise even compares to the overhead dumbbell press when it comes to targeting the shoulders and stimulating the development of lean muscle. The overhead dumbbell press is classified as a compound, multi-joint […]

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Arnold Shoulder Press


About The Arnold Shoulder Press Current governor and six time Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzengger, used this variation of the shoulder press while training for his bodybuilding competitions – which is why it has been dubbed the “Arnold shoulder press”. The variation – which involves alternating the arm position to alternate muscular recruitment within the shoulder […]

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Overhead Barbell Press

About The Overhead Barbell Press This overhead barbell press is commonly used to strengthen the muscles within the shoulder region. Several variations are possible, all if which are discussed below. For simplicity, the instructions below are in reference to performing the movement to the front, with elbows in line with shoulders (3:00 & 9:00). Although […]

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Bent Over Lateral Raises

Description Bent over lateral raises are classed as an isolation movement and are typically completed nearing the final stages of a back or shoulder workout. However, from my personal experiences, performing bent over lateral raises immediately prior to moving to a row type exercise is a great way to pre-exhaust the muscles of the upper back before drawing […]

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External Rotation Exercise

About The External Rotation Exercise The purpose of the external rotation exercise is to strengthen the external shoulder rotators within the rotator cuff (infraspinatus & teres minor). Muscle imbalances frequently lead to injuries and considering that the shoulders are extra susceptible to injury due to their anatomical makeup, it is important to identify and correct […]

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Front Dumbbell Raises

About Front Dumbbell Raises In most cases, isolating the front of the shoulders (anterior deltoids) isn’t necessary due to the fact they’re recruited and strengthened every time a pressing movement is performed for the chest. With that being said, if rehabilitation is your goal or your anterior deltoids are stubborn and require specific isolation, then […]

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Front Rope Raises

About Front Rope Raises Using the cable machine and the rope attachment to perform front raises is yet another effective way to strengthen the front of the shoulders (anterior deltoids). The notable techniques to be employed throughout execution involve limiting the range of motion. On the decent, it is important to stop prior to the […]

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Reverse Cable Flies

About Reverse Cable Flies While performing reverse flies, it is important to remember that the muscular recruitment can be easily manipulated by alternating the position in which the arms are drawn back. If the arms are in a position that has the elbows in alignment with the shoulders, the primary emphasis will be placed on […]

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Seated Reverse Flies

About Seated Reverse Flies Seated reverse flies are executed using the chest fly machine and they’re effective for strengthening the posterior deltoid (rear shoulder) as well as the muscles of the upper back region. Due to the reduced movement complexity compared to the dumbbell version, the seated reverse flies are an ideal option for those […]

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Lateral Dumbbell Raises

About Lateral Dumbbell Raises Lateral dumbbell raises – when done correctly – are very effective in strengthening the middle or “lateral” portion of the deltoids. The shoulder joint is more susceptible to injury due to its increased mobility. Because of this heightened risk of injury, extra caution must be taken and exercises – lateral dumbbell […]

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