Smith Machine Behind Neck Press vs Dumbbell Press

  1. Smith Machine Behind Neck Press vs Dumbbell Press


    which one do you guys like better ?

    I remember my shoulders were bigger when I was doing behind neck presses but lately im doing the dumbbell press which is alrite....

    If you do behind neck presses and not go lower than your ears then your rotator cuff wouldn't get messed up, try it


  2. which one do you guys like better ?



    I remember my shoulders were bigger when I was doing behind neck presses but lately im doing the dumbbell press which is alrite....



    If you do behind neck presses and not go lower than your ears then your rotator cuff wouldn't get messed up, try it
    I got big shoulders IMO, deadlift tho not presses. But to answer u, I prefer DB.
    Quote Originally Posted by swollen87 View Post
    lol in highschool i ran the original halodrol 50 for 8 weeks with clenbuterol and vodka as pct
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/old-school-hormone/193259-begins-morry-vs.html

  3. Do you shoulders come out ? like rounded and coming out ? I see people with big shoulders, but they shoulders aren't out ! Big shoulders but they are in, if you know what im saying
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  4. you tell me....
    Quote Originally Posted by swollen87 View Post
    lol in highschool i ran the original halodrol 50 for 8 weeks with clenbuterol and vodka as pct
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/old-school-hormone/193259-begins-morry-vs.html

  5. OP, you start the most random threads requiring the most simple answers. What might make your shoulder huge may not work for the next guy, feel me? Maybe
    switch it up man, one week do smith next dumb bell then barbell. I usually do behind the neck press at the end of my shoulder workout maybe twice a month.


  6. Shiet you look good ! no homo,

  7. Quote Originally Posted by StakedCop View Post
    OP, you start the most random threads requiring the most simple answers. What might make your shoulder huge may not work for the next guy, feel me? Maybe
    switch it up man, one week do smith next dumb bell then barbell. I usually do behind the neck press at the end of my shoulder workout maybe twice a month.


    Bingo!

    I do half cleans with a military press at the end of mine with 135 and a BB. Feels good. Superset those with one armed rows with the 100s and you got urself a killer circuit.



    Thanks for the compliment bro and no homo taken. I was trying to validate what I said.

    You know, no pics....didn't happen....
    Quote Originally Posted by swollen87 View Post
    lol in highschool i ran the original halodrol 50 for 8 weeks with clenbuterol and vodka as pct
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/old-school-hormone/193259-begins-morry-vs.html

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Markusrulezzz View Post

    If you do behind neck presses and not go lower than your ears then your rotator cuff wouldn't get messed up, try it

    And you are basing this statement off......

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Markusrulezzz View Post
    which one do you guys like better ?

    I remember my shoulders were bigger when I was doing behind neck presses but lately im doing the dumbbell press which is alrite....

    If you do behind neck presses and not go lower than your ears then your rotator cuff wouldn't get messed up, try it
    I prefer Benhind-the-neck BB Military Presses for size - since I have started doing there has been a huge difference to my rear deltoids re size and definition.

    However, doing a variation of presses for the shoulders, including both barbell and dumbbell and smith machine (if applicable), front, arnold, and behind-the-neck, seated and standing, are the key to getting the best of everything, IMO.

    Also, you can't say that not going lower than your ears with the behind-the-neck presses will not affect the rotator cuff, because you do not know everyone's body. Everyone is different and therefore are going to respond to this exercise differently - some people may be able to go as low as touching the barbell to the back of their neck/shoulders (I do) without ill-effects, and others may only be able to take the press down until their elbows are at 90-degree flexion (i.e. the barbell not even as low as their ears) until they are affected.

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  10. I switch it up constantly (weekly).

    Seated/Standing, behind/over with the smith and barbell and dumbell seated/standing, and machines every once in a while.

    Keep 'em guessing.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    I switch it up constantly (weekly).

    Seated/Standing, behind/over with the smith and barbell and dumbell seated/standing, and machines every once in a while.

    Keep 'em guessing.
    Bingo


  12. So it's like sex, change the positions for the best

    cop you look like you have big shoulders too

  13. Quote Originally Posted by morry View Post

    Bingo!

    I do half cleans with a military press at the end of mine with 135 and a BB. Feels good. Superset those with one armed rows with the 100s and you got urself a killer circuit.



    Thanks for the compliment bro and no homo taken. I was trying to validate what I said.

    You know, no pics....didn't happen....
    Your talking about the hang clean with a press at the end, thats a great exercise, those just about hit every part of your shoulder. I love those, by the time i get to my 3 rd set my shoulders look like bowling balls. I dont see to many people do those.


    By the way to the original poster, the only thing the smith machine is good for is face pulls and something to put your towel on.

  14. Do both, and switch it around.. However, be careful while you are doing behind the neck press. Improper form or poor posture/genetic makeup can really screw your shoulders
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  15. Behind the neck do nothing but weaken my shoulder joints. I'm 6'5" and have a f*ckin long reach. Putting that pressure on my shoulders would destroy me. I don't even go that low (feel my tendons too stretched). D.bell press works wonders, so does B.bell at the front - but I need some support with that bar! Each to their own. Know your body and you'll do fine.
  

  
 

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