Shoulder development

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    Sep 28, 2008 7:04 PM GMT
    What exercises can I do to build those nice round shoulders?
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    Sep 29, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    Smith Military Press
    DB Military Press

    DB Lateral Raise
    Machine Lateral Raise

    Machine Rear Laterals
    DB Rear Laterals

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    Sep 29, 2008 11:00 AM GMT
    On RJ's homepage there is an exercise finder...

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    Use the top drop down menu to pick the part of the body you want exercises for.

    Also you can click on the TOPICS and WORKOUT PLANS tabs at the top of the page....but they are not as convenient for finding specific exercises for specific muscles, IMHO. It would help if they put the exercise finder on the TOPICS page, too. But I aint gonna suggest it...I already have several suggestions on the Second Coming of Christ To Do list.
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    Sep 29, 2008 1:04 PM GMT
    just be really careful with your form and warm up/stretch. It's very easy to hurt your shoulder joints - rotator cuff, AC...as I have,.
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    Oct 04, 2008 9:27 AM GMT
    On the smith or freebar military press, you can do in front of the neck or behind. For me, though it is a bit harder, I chose in front of the neck. Because I have a shoulder rotator cuff problem, I found that behind the neck stresses my shoulder joint too much. If you have a military press machine where you can adjust your seating position forward or back, relative to your shoulders, that is a good solution for shoulder protection.

    Also, to answer your question about getting nice round shoulders, Definitely do rear delt flyes. They add a lot of sculpted depth to my shoulders. I would say people notice my delts because of that. You should also not ignore shrugs to build up your traps for your overall shoulder look.
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    Oct 04, 2008 11:43 AM GMT
    Ever look at swimmers? Not their crotch lol.icon_biggrin.gif Their shoulders and neck are developed quite a bit from the arm movements you do while swimming.

    Swim! it's good for you and it'll help develop ur shoulders.
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    Nov 08, 2008 1:03 PM GMT
    Hi Guys,
    If there's only one of my body parts that has responded to training, it's my shoulders. My personal trainer has me do "Shorties." These are dumbell shoulder presses, but you do not raise the dumbells any further than the top of your skull, so that your arms form a right angle or "L." Then lower them almost, but not quite, completely. My trainer's theory is that if you fully extend the dumbells on a press, the second or two that you are "up" is rest, which reduces the effectiveness of the exercise. We've been doing it this way now for about 6 months and I get a lot of compliments on my shoulder development.

    We've worked up to 4 sets of 12 with 35 pounders or 4 sets of 10 with 40 pounders. Of course, this is in combination with all the other exercises we do like side raises, etc.