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Having Trouble With Shoulder Growth and Getting Them Sore? Here Is An Effective Technique For Training Delts


Shoulder muscles

The delts are more like the endurance muscles you see with calves or forearms and they can handle more reps. Some athletes who are really gifted can do heavy barbell or dumbbell presses and just grow easily. If you have problems gaining size try giant sets (where you combine 4-5 exercises and complete them consecutively with no rest between). It is really intense and you will feel a killer pump on your shoulders. Do a giant set with dumbbell lateral raises, dumbbell shoulder presses, upright rows and bent-over lateral raises for 10 reps each exercise, or 40 reps to total. If your shoulders are not responding from heavy training, this type of advanced supersetting will really work.

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One-Sided Gains


Here are four exercises which will help you to reap the benefits of unilateral training.

Chest: One-Arm Dumbbell Press
You have to balance yourself, so the press becomes more challenging. It requires a lot of concentration and may be slower, depending on the weight you are using.

Back: Single-Arm Lat Pulldown
Grasp the handle with an underhand grip and bring it straight down in front of your face. The movement is effective because you get a great stretch on the lats at the top. It is better than a two-handed pulldown.

Shoulders: Single-Arm Machine Press
You are going over your head in what is usually an unstable movement, so you will lift significantly more weight with the added control the machine offers. Doing this exercise with one hand will give you a really good burn.

Legs: Smith-Machine Bulgarian Squat
With one foot on a flat bench behind you, squat on one leg. This technique gives a deep stretch to the glutes of the working leg and grows your legs in a way dual-leg training can’t.


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Chest Routine


Chest Muscles

Incline Dumbbell Press – 5 sets, 12 reps
Flat-Bench Dumbbell Flye – 4 sets, 10-12 reps
Flat-Bench Dumbbell Press – 4 sets, 10-15 reps
Chest Press Machine – 3 sets, 10-12 reps
Cable Crossover – 3-4 sets, 15 reps


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Flat-Bench Dumbbell Press


Dumbell Press

This is a compound exercise which works the chest.

1) With a dumbbell in each hand, lie on a flat-bench.
2) Start with your arms extended so the dumbbells are together up above your chest, with your palms facing forward.
3) Inhale as you lower the dumbbells by bending the elbows out to the sides (elbows should be at 90 degrees as they become level with the shoulders) until you feel a slight stretch in the chest or shoulders.
4) Exhales as you return the dumbbells back up to the starting position.
5) Repeat for repetitions.

Caution: When you are done, do no drop the dumbbells next to you as this is dangerous to your rotator cuff in your shoulders and others working around you. Just lift your legs from the floor bending at the knees, twist your wrists so that the palms of your hands are facing each other and place the dumbbells on top of your thighs. When both dumbbells are touching your thighs simultaneously push your upper torso up (while pressing the dumbbells on your thighs) and also perform a slight kick forward with your legs (keeping the dumbbells on top of the thighs). By doing this combined movement, momentum will help you get back to a sitting position with both dumbbells still on top of your thighs. At this moment you can place the dumbbells on the floor.


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Incline Dumbbell Press


Incline Dumbbell Press

This exercise targets primarily the pectoralis major, with the shoulders and triceps assisting.

1) With a dumbbell in each hand, sit on a bench and lean back against the padwhich should be situated at an incline between 30 and 45 degrees.
2) Start with your arms extended so the dumbbells are together up above your chest, with your palms facing forward.
3) Inhale as you lower the dumbbells by bending the elbows out to the sides (elbows should be at 90 degrees as they become level with the shoulders) until you feel a slight stretch in the chest or shoulders.
4) Exhales as you return the dumbbells back up to the starting position.
5) Repeat for repetitions.