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2005/08/04 23:42:11 (permalink)
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shoulder thickness

now from the front and back view my shoulders look fine, but from the side view they seem a little 'thin'-how do i get 'thicker' shoulders, its not just a matter of doing heavy military presses othewise i'd have those canonballs by now. Any help appreciated
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    mattastic
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/04 23:56:41 (permalink)
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    Reverse peck deck, upright rows and lateral raises thickened my shoulders.

    HTH
    post edited by mattastic - 2005/08/05 00:02:44
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    Daari
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/05 01:33:19 (permalink)
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    reverse peck deck? Whats that? I assume something to work the rears?
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/05 15:21:40 (permalink)
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    It's just a pec deck (for chest flyes) reversed so you're concentrating on rear delts etc.
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    Daari
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/05 20:32:41 (permalink)
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    i'm sure your gym has to have a special machine to do that, not just a standard peck deck. If thats the case i cant do that-and i always heard that upright rows will do no favour for your rotator cuff
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/06 06:34:21 (permalink)
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    Bent over DB flies work well for the rear delts. Try overhead pressing with DB's instead of a BB, you might get better results.
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/06 11:26:29 (permalink)
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    Bench press. Rows.

    These work the front and the rear delts very well. They will increase the thickness of your shoulders.
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/06 13:22:49 (permalink)
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    My routine contains plenty of rows and bench presses-i normally use dumbell military presses but occasionally use barbell-and sometimes do them both in the same workout. My shoulder routine is as follows:

    3*8 dumbell military press-after one warmup
    3*10 side lateral raises
    3*10 bent over lateral raises
    2-3*7-8 military presses on a miliary press machine

    I used to train 4*6 style-everything grew but my shoulders were lacking-hence the higher rep workout i'm on now
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/07 11:28:30 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Adil

    My routine contains plenty of rows and bench presses

    Good, then your shoulders should grow in thickness. Any pressing movement works the front delts. Any rowing movement works the rear delts.

    My shoulder workout consists of standing dumbell press (front and side delts) and rear delt raise (rear delts). You do the same workout as me but then you add another two exercises that work the same muscles as the shoulder press does. I'm not sure those are needed to be honest.
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/07 13:25:19 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: drab4


    ORIGINAL: Adil

    My routine contains plenty of rows and bench presses

    Good, then your shoulders should grow in thickness. Any pressing movement works the front delts. Any rowing movement works the rear delts.

    My shoulder workout consists of standing dumbell press (front and side delts) and rear delt raise (rear delts). You do the same workout as me but then you add another two exercises that work the same muscles as the shoulder press does. I'm not sure those are needed to be honest.


    Well said. Especially machine military presses- why do a movement with dumbbells, then do exactly the same with a machine?
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    RE: shoulder thickness 2005/08/07 18:45:43 (permalink)
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    lot of body builders neglect the rear delt............. shoulders i find heavy pressin good for size on the shoulders
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