Help, shoulder workout.

  • Jr_boy

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    May 14, 2013 7:55 AM GMT
    So I'm working on my shoulders, doing arnold presses, clean and press, lateral raises (front and side), with aim of increasing the size of my deltoids. But for some reason my traps just keep getting bigger and bigger.

    Has anybody else experienced this issue?
  • ryno

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    May 14, 2013 2:32 PM GMT
    Depending on the form you're using. But if you're traps are growing instead of your delts you might have over-compensation pattern with trying to raise your arms. When doing these lifts you'll have to consciously relax your upper traps (although you will still be working this area to an extent) and allow the delts to be the prime movers.
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    May 14, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
    Move any shrugs to the end of your routine.

    Add posterior deltoids (reverse flies) to maintain alignment in your shoulders and to prevent shoulder impingement.

    Doing cleans is using to build your traps. Move those to the end if you want to do them.

    Use good form. No swinging, etc.
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    May 15, 2013 5:42 PM GMT
    don't know for sure but it could also be that you're lifting more than what you can handle.

    try to do more isolated shoulder exercises as well such as shoulder presses.
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    May 23, 2013 7:15 AM GMT
    it means that you are flaring up your traps...i suggest trying deliberately doing some exercises for form where you push your lats down, stabilise your core, and try again
  • Hunkymonkey

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    May 27, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    try single side lateral raises, standing straight up a couple of feet out from a support and leaning sideways inward toward the support, so your head is closer than your feet. you can also do this on an incline bench. you will not be able to go too heavy, but that is okay.
  • Jr_boy

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    Jun 09, 2013 9:17 AM GMT
    thanks for the tips!!