Posts Tagged ‘shoulder training’


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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Overhead Plate Press

About The Overhead Plate Press As mentioned in the shoulder article, the frontal aspect of the shoulder (anterior deltoids) typically require minimal additional training due to their involvement in pressing movements such as the bench press. In most cases, additional isolation training commonly contributes to over-training. However, if placed appropriately within a professionally designed training […]

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Barbell Upright Row

About Upright Barbell Rows The barbell upright row exercise is fairly common. Unfortunately, a lot of people perform barbell upright rows incorrectly. As people perform the barbell upright row exercise, most of them tend to elevate the elbows beyond shoulder-level. When this occurs, the trainee is at risk of sustaining an injury to the rotator […]

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Shoulder Press Machine

About The Shoulder Press Machine The seated shoulder press machine has become somewhat of a staple within fitness facilities. Along with the majority of circuit equipment, the shoulder press machine is an ideal selection for beginners. The pre-determined movement path allows the primary focus to be on the muscle contraction rather than trying to stabilize […]

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