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Lower trapezius usefulness?

Almost every back anatomy diagram I see draws a giant trapezius muscle across the upper back. I work out frequently and I would say (for my body type/size) I have rather large "upper" traps, but have ...
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Side laying flexion: what muscles worked?

I had a case of shoulder impingement a while back and it got 85–90% better with physio, but then found this exercise online which appears to be helping to finish my recovery: It really feels like it'...
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Do prone raises work the Supraspinatus?

I'm thinking of Prone Y/I Raises in particular. I think I once read somewhere that having a 120 degree abduction is most effective for engaging the supraspinatus, though I'm not sure how true this is....
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Muscle helping Arm lowering

What muscle are worked if I lower my arm? It can't be the deltoid, as front and lateral raise use deltiod. But lets say I am upside down and lower my arm, which muscle I will work out? Just like ...
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rounded shoulders in planks

Recently , I record my self doing planks and squats. After I was supposing I am doing them right, I detect that: during planks: my sholders are directed down and they are making my upper back to ...
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Best way to fix rounding shoulders? [duplicate]

I recently started a programming job and have notice my shoulders have started to round. I try to sit with good posture but my posture breaks after a certain time and I don't notice it. I workout 5 ...
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Dumb bell pullover muscles

I am doing dumb bell pullover as shown in excercise Except that i lie down completly on bench, when I bring DB up i kinda feel twitch around my delts , is it normal , does shoulder also involve in ...
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Shoulder shrug with weight limitation

I am doing shoulder shrugs, I can do 66 pounds, but that is max weight available. My question is can i use barbell like dumbbells and do side shrugs or does weight being far away from center will ...
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Backpack carrying problem resolution excercise

I usually go for hikes and I have one problem, that my shoulder hurts after a few meters with a heavy back pack, of about 25 pounds, on my back. Which muscles and exercises should I focus on to ...
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Shoulder mobility exercises cause pain

I've been rehabbing a case of shoulder impingement for several months now (with a few trips to the physio). The actual impingement feels like it is now gone, but I'm having a few mobility issues in ...
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Shoulder training technique

Why elbows have to be bent for shoulder exercises like front and lateral dumbbell raise? Does it harm or benefit any other muscle?
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Getting started on shoulders

I started to gym around 4 months ago - I love the experience and the feeling. One problem I have is that I feel my shoulders are substantially weaker than my other groups - i.e. they limit how ...
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Squats preventing shoulder impingement healing? [closed]

I’ve been rehabbing a case of shoulder impingement for several months now… I've had a couple visits to the physio since being injured and it feels like it is almost better. Originally I couldn’t do ...
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Difference between 3x5 Over head press and 3x12 shoulder press?

I've been doing following the Push Pull Legs (PPL) plan, In my Push workout routine, there is shoulder press with 3 sets of 12 reps. However, the instructions say that I can alternate this with Over ...
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Shoulder muscle problem [closed]

I got my right shoulder tear while doing a Bicep Preacher exercise. I have been off from the gym since February. I have pain only during motion, but after two months, I think I have the same intensity ...
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left and right shoulders are asymmetrical

My left and right shoulders are asymmetrical. My left shoulder seems attached with my upper chest perfectly whereas my right shoulder and upper chest has a gap between them. How can i make them equal? ...
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How should the shoulder blades move when swimming breast stroke?

My physiotherapist has told me that slouching for 20 years was the main cause of my shoulder injury last year, and that I had to stand up straight from now on, and only lift a weight if my shoulders ...
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What is this part of my shoulder called?

I am wondering if the red dot in the picture I took is my rotator cuff or what that part of my shoulder is called. I have been having a little pain in that spot.
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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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Do handstand push-ups hit all the three shoulder heads?

I started working out with calisthenics recently, and I want to workout my shoulders using only hand stand push-ups. Will that be enough to have good looking strong shoulders? Thanks.
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Shoulder strength imbalance after injury [closed]

A few months ago I injured my right shoulder (collar bone area) playing contact sport. I haven't played or done much training at all since then. I joined a gym recently and they did a body ...
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Shoulder press exercise - Useful to do more than one type?

Today, a man in the gym told me that it is useless to do more than one type of shoulder press exercises. I do two exercises, one with dumbbells and one with a lift. Is he right or not?
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Shoulder isolation exercises

Background My shoulders have some catching up to do, compared to the rest of my torso, and I'm set on doing more overhead presses to have my compound exercises geared towards defining shoulders more. ...
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Best swim crawl to enlarge the shoulders

What is the best crawl that helps to broaden your shoulders? Is is possible to tell that theres a crawl, according to the specific movements, better than the others for this aim?
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Shoulder discomfort after starting StrongLifts

I recently came off a shoulder injury so I'm a little paranoid about using proper and perfect form for any exercise that involves my shoulders. I've started the SL program and incorporated dips to ...
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Exercises/Self-massage with shoulder pain

I used to row competitively, but had to stop around 9 months ago due to bursitis in my right shoulder. I got treated, mostly cortisone, but it never really got a lot better– a new doctor diagnosed ...
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popping shoulders [closed]

Yesterday during my workout (chest, shoulder, triceps) something really odd happened, while doing incline bench press, one of my shoulders "popped" it didn't hurt, I was able to finish my reps. Then ...
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How do you make progress in two different pressing exercises at once? [closed]

How do I program both benching and dumbell overhead press with the goal of getting better at both?
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Not getting stronger at standing dumbell overhead press

It doesn't make any sense. I did 7 sets of 4 reps with 45 lb dumbbells each hand yesterday and today I tried to do a set with 50 lbs each hand for 2 reps and I couldn't do 2. I could only do 1 before ...
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Is it realistic to go for a goal of pressing your bodyweight on dumbell shoulder presses?

For instance, if you weigh 180, is it realistic to shoulder press 90s overhead or should one stick to pressing bodyweight with the barbell?
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should a static shoulder hold feel sore after? [closed]

So I have a bit of shoulder impingement in my right shoulder and I am trying to do some shoulder and rotator cuff stabilization exercises to stregthen and loosen those muscles as Kelly Starrett ...
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Shoulders getting swole/big/broader

I recently got complimented cause workout results are showing, the thing is the compliment included the words "your shoulder's look bigger" and it got me thinking, cause I'm already a wide guy as is. ...
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How to widen the upper body (make distance between shoulders slightly higher)?

I just wanna know if there are any daily routines or exercises that - do not necessarily build muscles but in fact - make the distance between your shoulders higher and eventually widen the very upper ...
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Will incline press target shoulders more than chest?

In madcow 5x5, it states you can substitute incline press for overhead press, which focuses on the shoulders. Does this mean incline press works shoulders primarily, too? I am confused here, I thought ...
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Shoulder feels sore/strained after 10 sets of 10 on Bench Press?

So I went to the gym today, I got on the bench and did 10 sets of 10 reps, using medium weight, took about 30 minutes to complete, only thing I did other than biking and a few chin ups, and now my ...
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Will barbell squats really strengthen back/deltoid/traps muscles?

So when you squat you are carrying a large amount of weight on your back as we know and I'm trying to figure out if that holding that weight on your back and shoulders would build them, too?
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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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Will doing 60,000 arm circles in a day cap your delts?

I am really eager to know how to achieve those coconut shoulders! Could someone who has them that isn't a drug user please say how they got them?!
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How to build cannonball delts without using roids?

So these guys on steroids look like they have these huge 3D capped delts. But I have been told these can only be attained by steroid usage. How are some other ways to get these cannonball delts ...
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Are tricep overhead extensions shoulder healthy? [duplicate]

The thing is, the movement of a dumbbell tricep extension looks so complex that I wonder if it is shoulder safe or not. Can one do triceps overhead extensions without damaging shoulders? And if not, ...
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Can I do bicep curls with a sore shoulder?

A few days ago my shoulder became sore/strained because of improper form while exercising. However, there is only mild aching and it is getting better day by day. I have been doing bicep curls, mainly ...
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Should you really work on your legs the most?

Since your legs are the biggest muscle group on your body, should they be worked more than the rest of the body? And should the chest and shoulders be the most worked on upper body becuase they are ...
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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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Rotator cuff exercises not intended to build muscle?

Although the reasoning behind using low weights for rotator cuff exercises has been discussed in this post, I still feel that there is something I am uncertain about. I have heard people say about ...
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Weight loss after Bankart surgery

I am 27 years old guy and having weight upto 95kg. For 2 months ago i had a bankart surgery of my right shoulder, in which 3 anchors were installed inside the shoulder. What types of exercises i can ...
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What are some safe chest exercise for people with shoulder impingement?

Are there any safe chest exercise you can do when you have shoulder impingement? Or should you avoid all forms of chest exercise in general?
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Training to regain monkey bar ability without hurting shoulders

When I was a child, I had no problem with going across the monkey bars. Sure, my hands were usually sore afterwards (as much as anything because the outside bars had a tendency to oxidize and form ...
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How do you maintain a healthy shoulder? [closed]

Shoulders problems are usually the bottleneck in training heavy weights, what kind of exercise or stretches would you do to ensure a healthy shoulder?
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slouched shoulders get better when i open my hands

I have really big problems with my posture. I spent a lot of time sitting at computer for many years. My shoulders are rounded, they go forward and due to this my neck is overloaded. I have also ...
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What are some shoulder healthy way to train tricep?

It seems like most workout targeting tricep is harmful to shoulders (dips, overhead extension), I have suffer from shoulder impingement from the past and would like work out my tricep in a healthy way ...