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How do I hit all three delt heads all at once with only dumbbells and resistance bands available?

I'm currently trying to sort of redesign my whole home workout. I did make some improvements. For example, I discovered that pushups, even with resistance bands, are an inferior exercise when triceps ...
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How exactly do you activate your rear delts?

So the first three exercises here are supposed to target all three heads, right? So Jeff implies ("we're going to start with exercises that are going to hit all three heads at once"). But he ...
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Is external rotation really important for rear delt activation?

Why does this guy talk about external rotation when covering the topic of rear delt activation (at about 6:00)? I don't see how external rotation helps me extend my shoulders further backwards (I ...
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Lu Raises vs Lateral Raises (biomechanical analysis)

let's consider the so called "Lu Raises", frequently performed by Lu Xiao Jun. I'm curious to understand if they could be a nice alternative to the common Lateral Raises for lateral delts ...
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How to avoid strained back muscles on lateral raise machine?

Whenever I use the lateral raise machine I get a really great connection with my side delts, but I also tend to activate the muscles on either side of the spine a little too much. The day after using ...
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Lateral Deltoids (Shoulders) Hypertrophy: Any meta studies?

At homegym I only have 3kg (6.6lbs) dumbells. Every 3 days I do 80 reps. I can do 50 consecutive reps, than I do the 30 left reps consecutively. I do a check on my mirror and I see it being very ...
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High pull as a mass builder

I was looking for a lift to hit upper back and I found a T Nation article about high pull. My purpose is to build muscle mass in an optimal way but I don't care about explosive power or Olympic lifts. ...
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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