Shoulders..

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    Sep 16, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    Anyone has any tips for developing the mid delts? I do side laterals (dumbells and cable) and presses. I alternate some exercises and sometimes do the upright rows. My problem with side laterals is that I don't really feel it on my mid delts (both dumbells and cables)..I feel it more on my back, right below the traps. My front delts are fine but I feel my sides are lagging big time. I have no definition in that area and when I touch the muscle, it feels small.
    Anyone has any tricks? Exercise variation?
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    Sep 16, 2008 3:18 PM GMT
    I find using free weights on an incline bench-- putting yourself on your side (on the bench), and doing arm raises will build up the sides (or mid). Hold on to the dumbbell tight (it will work out your forearms some too). Make sure you are straight on your side (perpendicular to the bench). THis is what my trainer does with me. Its effective.
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    Sep 16, 2008 3:27 PM GMT
    I realized that I only got much stronger when I started doing shoulder presses with an Olympic bar. I used to do shoulder presses with dumb-bells, but I guess it never got very heavy, since it took a lot of effort to get them to my shoulders!
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    Sep 16, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    Thanks guys...unfortunately these days I'm working out at the little gym in my complex. No barbells of any kind. Can't join a gym right now as I just got out of grad school and job hunting icon_sad.gif

    As for the incline bench exercise..I found some vintage Arnold pics, I got the idea. I'll try those on my next shoulder day.
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    Sep 20, 2008 3:00 AM GMT
    I prefer stand-up military press with a barbell to the front of the neck for basic shoulder building but everyone's physique is different. Upright rows and lateral raises slightly above parallel are pretty good also.