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You are correct, in that the pike and handstand pushups will not involve the rear deltoids to the extent that the front and medial heads are utilized. If you do get overdeveloped, the anterior deltoids will tend to overpower the rear, pulling the shoulder forward and giving you a hunched type look. For body weight exercises, there are very limited options. ...


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JohnP is correct that the posterior deltoid is not really used in those exercises. I would add that most upper body exercises (bodyweight or not) tend to overuse shoulder internal rotators vs external rotators. This is a big factor in people ending up with the hunched-shoulder look. The big movers of the gleno-humeral joint all act to internally rotate your ...


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The big problem that most people have is that the rear deltoids are relatively weak, and it doesn't take a lot of weight to stress them (Especially since they are usually undertrained in comparison to the medial/front deltoids). So they use more weight than is needed, and break form to accommodate. If you would like to train them with good form, rowing is a ...


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Unfortunately, you really can't do much with the pecs without involving the anterior deltoid. The anterior delt works with transverse flexion (Any kind of movement bringing the upper arm from the side towards the center) and as a stabilizer of the shoulder girdle. Any kind of pressing motion will aggravate this. As you've noticed, the more emphasis towards ...


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Yes, training the rear delts can be a pain and take awhile to develop. I've used several exercises to develop my rear delts over the years. Instead of typing it all out, follow this link on bodybuilding.com 7 Rear-Delt Raise Variations For Maximum Growth! Remember, check your ego at the door. You're on the right track when it comes to heavy weight, you ...


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It may sound unnatural, but squeeze your glutes (butt cheeks) as hard as you can during the lift. It will prevent your back from bending. Stronglifts explains it very well. The section "Common Pains" explains how to avoid injury.


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Several years ago I began feeling a sharp pain in my left shoulder (behind my deltoid muscle, near the joint) during chest exercises. At first the pain was minor so I kept with my normal weightlifting routine. Over the next few weeks, however, the pain became progressively worse. It finally reached a point where I could no longer do any chest exercises (or ...


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You really should get checked out by a medical professional to make sure you don't have something seriously wrong that you can't work through. Since it's your shoulders, I would imagine the odds are good that you have a rotator cuff problem. If you can work through it, I'd start doing full range of motion exercises with weights that make it stiff feeling, ...


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The rotator cuff muscles are shoulder muscles, in terms of functionality. However in that video, Jeff was talking about muscle hypertrophy for appearance rather than function, and so included the external rotator cuff muscles, as those muscles are visible when viewed from the back. The infraspinatus and teres minor perform external shoulder rotation, and ...


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If you don't want to use your traps during a face pull you have to stop pulling together your shoulders and if you do that then it's no more a face pull. The face pull has many variations, but all of them have one thing in common; they are not rear delt isolation exercises, every face pull is a big compound movement that works many joints and muscles, ...


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Most times, when you ask yourself "what's the best [some detail] to perform [some exercise] with?", the answer is usually none. You should be aiming for variety. Try flat, try a little bit of incline, and try more incline. You'll target the muscles in different ways, and guarantee yourself the right stimulation.


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You’re actually “pre-habing” correctly – by strengthening your scapular retractors. Since you're also hitting both secondary and primary (to a lesser degree) external rotators, isolation strengthening is unnecessary. Understanding Rotator Cuff Injuries: Rotator cuff injuries tend to be overuse / impingement injuries. Resulting from repetitive micro traumas ...


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Edited: Yes handstand push ups are very good for shoulders, but not for the posterior deltoid. If you looking for some body-weight (Calisthenics) exercises for shoulders Here is our video tutorial for some of bodyweight shoulders exercises: Strong shoulders workout If you add it to your regular workout, I'm sure you will see some results And if you also ...


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I'm not sure if you are referring to how to avoid having more dislocations after the initial one, or if you mean how to strengthen the shoulders to decrease the risk of shoulder dislocations. If it's the former, as a person who has experienced multiple shoulder dislocations, here's my most important advice: see a physio! There is no way to replace a ...


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