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Training rear delts

I'm training the rear delts in a reverse-benchpress movement. The problem is maintaining consistent elbow positioning. It is too easy to compensate for progressive overload by tucking the elbows ...
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Rotator Cuff Muscles Categorization

Is the rotator cuff considered part of the shoulder or back? I heard on an Athlean X video I'll link below this one is a branch of the back muscles above and below the spine of the scapula, however ...
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How to minimize upper trap activation on facepull?

In order to minimize upper trap activation in this exercise i stretch my upper traps before doing face-pull I break down this exercise two different motion. 1-First I pinch my shoulders 2-Do ...
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Angle for reverse dumbbell flyes

What is the best beach incline angle for reverse dumbbell flyes for rear delt?
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External rotation exercises, when is it enough?

I usually train rear delts with the following exercises: face pulls pec deck (facing in) one arm cable using the pulley At the end I do some internal and external rotation exercises to prevent ...
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How to do standing military press without damaging back?

So whenever I do standing military press with any weight, it seems to kind of tear at my back. Not my lower back, but maybe my upper or middle. Anyone with similar experiences?How do I avoid this? Am ...
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What could be causing the pain in my shoulder during chest presses and pull-downs? [closed]

I experience pain in my left shoulder during wide grip lat pull-down (more when arms are in the lower part of the movement). I do wide grip pull-ups without any problems at the same time. It also ...
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Pain in Right Deltoid With Certain Exercise

When I attempt to do this exercise with 8lbs, I can barely lift my right arm, and my right deltoid actually hurts. I can lift my left arm easily. How to strengthen the right deltoid so it is ...
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How to train pectorals with shoulder injury?

I believe I have pulled some muscle in my shoulder. I do not know what muscle it is, but it feels "small" - the pain is very localized, and I can feel the pain when I massage the muscle. I think the ...
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Do handstand push ups and pike push ups work the posterior deltoid

I'm currently doing progression to reach the handstand push up. One of the progressions is the pike push up. I've read on a website that those exercises only works the anterior and lateral delts. Is ...
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Are certain muscles less prone to DOMS?

I feel Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) on all my muscles except my medial deltoids. I know DOMS is not the only sign of muscle growth, but it's one good form of feedback. The way I do medial ...
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What are good ways to prevent shoulder injuries? [closed]

I'll start this: Shoulder "dislocations" - great for improving shoulder mobility