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Is external rotation really important for rear delt activation?

When he says "external rotation", he demonstrates supination of the forearm (I.e. turning the hand so that the palm is up) without any shoulder movement. So it seems that he's talking about ...
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How exactly do you activate your rear delts?

Extension, abduction, and external rotation. The posterior deltoid assists in three movement patterns of the shoulder: extension, abduction, and external rotation. The extent to which they function ...
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Training rear delts

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 ...
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Lateral Deltoids (Shoulders) Hypertrophy: Any meta studies?

The general consensus is that most muscles work pretty much the same Every set of work which brings you near muscular failure is more valuable than a set of 80 reps but maybe you could've done easily ...
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Training rear delts

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

Why? Your criteria seem highly unusual. In particular, your request that this be one exercise seems to ignore basic anatomy. The posterior and anterior deltoids do the opposite thing. So hitting them ...
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Lu Raises vs Lateral Raises (biomechanical analysis)

According to an interview (according to this guy), Lü Xiaojun originally started doing these as an accessory exercise after training. In the Olympic snatch and jerk your arms have to be locked out ...
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High pull as a mass builder

Even if you don't care about explosive power, large compound lifts recruit and build a lot of muscle mass. You should use them to build a solid base and then build off that. However, I can't say I've ...
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Rotator Cuff Muscles Categorization

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 ...
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How to minimize upper trap activation on facepull?

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 ...
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Angle for reverse dumbbell flyes

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, ...
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External rotation exercises, when is it enough?

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 ...
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