- 03-29-2010, 07:41 PM
Out of all movements I've trained Military and other shoulder pressing movements are the one's I've had the most trouble improving. I don't really have small shoulders or un-proportional shoulders, but I feel my pressing strength is lacking. I also have real long gorilla arms.
I've been doing 5 sets of 5 for shoulders, I know shoulders are a smaller muscle group, should I try 3 sets of 5 instead? Or just keep pushing on with the 5x5?
I'll get a Avi/picture up here soon.
- 03-29-2010, 08:54 PM
- 03-30-2010, 08:59 AM
I like 3x8 sets for shoulders.....mostly because 5x5 gets some heavy weight and starts hurting joints and such, so the lighter weight is less painful.
Anyway, I like to do front and laterals 3x8 to get a good pump going, then do seated military press 3x8 ( I have low ceilings so I can't do them standing) then do upright rows 3x8...
I do 3x8, then try to do 8,9,9, then 8,9,10, then up the weight and do 3x8 again.
I did Advanced 5x5 twice and got some good strength gains, but I want more size, and 5x5 would kill my shoulders when benching and such.True story:
I give a f**K!!
03-30-2010, 03:53 PM
I think i'll go for 3 sets of 8 followed by a set or two of front or side seated laterals.
The going for higher reps is probably an excellent idea as I have a history (and genetic predisposition) for shoulder injury.
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