Shoulders, shoulders

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    Dec 27, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    Hey guys!

    I need some good advices here about shoulders workout.
    I can't seem to find the right excercice to focus on my shoulders.
    I guess i have to vary, try new excirces...so, any help please? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    shoulder presses, Arnold presses, and the smith machine presses get me hard, usually I do a 4x10-12


    I did my shoulders wrong for the first month, when you're at the top hold it for a second, they will burn like a mother fucker.
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    Since a person's shoulders are made of several different muscles, you will need a few different excercises to do. Also be very careful, I know several people who have torn tissues inside their shoulders which was very painful and took forever to heal, which put a big roadblock in their gym time. Believe me, getting hurt when you're trying to keep up with a steady workout routine, really throws you off.

    Consult the videos on this realjock website, and pay very close attention that you are doing it properly. On the main page, scroll down to the part halfway down that says "Workout and Excercise Finder." Click the drop-down box that says "Choose a muscle group to view excercises" and select "Shoulders" at http://www.realjock.com

    Do a startup shoulder workout of 3 basic excercises: for the front, side, and back of shoulders with light weights:
    Front and Side: http://www.realjock.com/article/977
    Rear: http://www.realjock.com/article/529

    The "rotator cuff" part of a shoulder is one of the most common injuries that sometimes requires surgeries to correct.

    So, you've probably noticed on thinner guys when they have no shoulder muscles on the front of their shoulder, none on the side of their shoulder, and the back of their shoulder, and even none on the top part that goes from their shoulder to their neck, so their shoulder doesn't have that strong rounded out look all the way around from front to back. View excercises for each of these sides of the shoulder. Start out with very light "baby" weights less than 10 lbs so that you can do them properly, without tearing some of those tendons. Remember that those muscles and joints are smaller than other muscles in your body, so obviously you don't start with the same heavy weights as a bench press or curls.

    Always make sure to eat the amount of calories and protein your body needs. You can't grow muscles if you don't feed them.
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    Dec 27, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    Squeeze your way through a crowd of fat people.
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    Dec 27, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidSqueeze your way through a crowd of fat people.


    icon_lol.gif good one...
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    Dec 27, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    In that video, mentioned above, the instructions do not seem to relate to the actual video presentation which shows two distinct movements, lateral and front.

    http://www.realjock.com/article/977
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    First thanks for all advices, i consider them all.
    I used to workout my shoulders with weights and a bar.
    Since i'm going to a gym, i use the machines.

    Should i switch the machines for dumbells excercices?
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    try swimming icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    Shoulder shrugs, arnold press, doing in exercise with low weights where you lift the weights without bending your arm so straight arms. With a bar you can pull light weights from your stomach to below your chin using a narrow grip.
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    Dec 27, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    A trainer helped me discover TRX suspension.

    It didn't look effective. I was horribly, horribly wrong.

    Love this. http://www.trxtraining.com/
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    Dec 27, 2012 7:31 AM GMT
    MILITARY PRESS!
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:48 AM GMT
    maybe a V push up?
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    LilPuppet saidmaybe a V push up?

    V PUSH UP is good for triceps
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    Dec 28, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    type saidFirst thanks for all advices, i consider them all.
    I used to workout my shoulders with weights and a bar.
    Since i'm going to a gym, i use the machines.

    Should i switch the machines for dumbells excercices?

    Some people try to avoid machines because they don't let you move in a natural way, and can cause strains because of the repetitive movements on the same tendons and such. Plus, they can keep you from working all the little stabalizing muscles that you use to "lift the weights straight up."

    But for me, I like to use the free weight dumbells for a couple of weeks, and then throw in a machine workout, just so I can throw a change in there and make myself push some higher weight (properly of course).

    Some machines are designed more ergonomically than others, especially ones that feel like free, unrestricted movements (like the kind that let you raise one arm or one leg without using the other one). Cable machines are great too, where you have a handle or something similar at the end of a cable, because it lets you have a free, natural motion, too.

    Try making a one-session appointment with a personal trainer every few months or so. It keeps you motivated, gives you some fresh new excercises to look forward to trying, and it's better to get some advice from a trained professional. Not to mention having some hot eyecandy giving you undivided attention for about an hour ;)
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    Jan 03, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
    Some machines are the ideal way to finish off a muscle group past exhaustion.

    But, several machines are there because patrons expect them to be there.
    Not because they are the best method, or the safest.

    Ab crunch machines are particularly evil for some reason.
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    Jan 03, 2013 6:25 AM GMT
    type saidFirst thanks for all advices, i consider them all.
    I used to workout my shoulders with weights and a bar.
    Since i'm going to a gym, i use the machines.

    Should i switch the machines for dumbells excercices?


    It's an AND not an OR.