Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sculpt Your Shoulders Without Pain (Part 2 of 2)

The previous post discussed the prevention of shoulder pain and targeting the middle deltoid.  This post will focus on targeting the anterior deltoid and posterior deltoid.

The anterior deltoid gets plenty of work during chest exercises like bench press.  But if you want to emphasize the anterior deltoid, try some front raises with a barbell or dumbbells on the same day as your chest workout.  The anterior deltoid should be pre-exhausted and should get plenty of stimulation from front raises.

Likewise, the posterior deltoid gets some work during other exercises; especially, those targeting the back.  Therefore, after working your lats, try some bent laterals to finish off the posterior deltoids.

Most personal trainers like to have a shoulder day or work the entire shoulder on chest day.  I would encourage you to try something newTry working the anterior and middle deltoid with chest and triceps; while working the posterior deltoid with lats, traps, and biceps.  Happy lifting :)

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