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2004/01/03 18:25:40 (permalink)

my shoulder routine-plz check

this is performed once a week.

military dumbell press( sitting down) 5 x 5
dumbell shrugs 3x10

is this appropiate or is it too little??
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    PikeKing
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    RE: my shoulder routine-plz check 2004/01/03 18:54:42 (permalink)

    Looks fine to me, you could even drop the shrugs as you have the most important exercise in there.

    Any reason why you do them seated over standing?
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    RE: my shoulder routine-plz check 2004/01/03 19:01:29 (permalink)
    Like pike king says you prob don't need the shrugs, especially if you are deadlifting as you should be!
    And standing is far more beneficial than sitting, you can do them in th rack for safety and spotting if you are on your own. Obviously you will have to swap to a barbell to do this though!

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    RE: my shoulder routine-plz check 2004/01/03 19:02:28 (permalink)
    reason why i doi it sitiing down is because when i stand up i seem to lose balance as i'm carrying to heavy dumbells on my hand. is there any sort of adavantage doing them standing up?

    also if i drop the shrugs, wont the traps lag behind?
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    RE: my shoulder routine-plz check 2004/01/03 19:06:35 (permalink)
    Your core strength is weak if you loose balance, you need to work on that, it won't get better if you sit down.

    As for the traps, do you deadlift and or clean?

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    RE: my shoulder routine-plz check 2004/01/03 19:24:16 (permalink)
    i deadlift on my back days. so therefore, i will drop the shrugs on my shoulder day and stcik with 5x5 military d/b press standing up. sounds ok????
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    RE: my shoulder routine-plz check 2004/01/03 19:26:30 (permalink)
    sounds good to me.

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    RE: my shoulder routine-plz check 2004/01/03 21:45:09 (permalink)
    Looks good, i was doing a similar routine for shoulders when i was on the 5x5 only i was doing 2 supplementary exercises which were 2 sets each in the 8-12 rep range.

    The only thing wrong with dumbell shoulder presses on the 5x5 is the larger increments in weight (2.5kgs at our gym) so when your training natural the jump is too big. ive found going 5x3 on the heavier weights helps with this but then your focusing more on strength and not size right?
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    RE: my shoulder routine-plz check 2004/01/03 21:51:08 (permalink)
    Maxwilde:

    I agree that 2.5 kg increases per hand are too much not only on 5x5 but for weight training in general. You have two options:

    1. Buy dumbbell magnet weights and attach them to the ends.

    2. Buy dumbbell bars and collars and take them to the gym. You can load these to the exact weight you want.
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