Achieving that "shoulder bulge"

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    Achieving that "shoulder bulge"


    Hi I'm writing to try and pinpoint what's lacking in training/ diet in regards to growing a nice round set of shoulders, I have we'll defined shoulders as is and there not out of proportion but at the same time they don't pop! Diet is pretty good mix of mainly protein and carbs and good fats and when I train I have good technique on front and side delts and I do use military press regularly as well as different variations of the exercises mentioned just not sure if there is any thing really missing so any ideas would be great
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    Rear delt activation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beastybean View Post
    Rear delt activation.
    boom! the amount of people who neglect the rears is mind boggling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech

    boom! the amount of people who neglect the rears is mind boggling.
    Mind-bottling. Like when your mind gets stuck in a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beastybean View Post
    Rear delt activation.
    X 100. Face pulls, deadlifts, properly done shrugs, scapular retractions, etc. will all help to develop the upper back, traps, and rear delts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegodfather View Post

    X 100. Face pulls, deadlifts, properly done shrugs, scapular retractions, etc. will all help to develop the upper back, traps, and rear delts.
    also agree, i have an upper back/trap/rear delt day......
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    I'm on board with the above suggestions.

    Also, having well functioning lower traps and serratus anterior will greatly improve your ability to press overhead.

    From a technique standpoint you should also check your over head press form. Using a full ROM (taking the bar from the collar bone, or dumbbells from the shoulders) correct scapula retraction and rotation, elbows up and pointing slightly infront of you, and completing the rep with the upper arm even with the ears. Which...for most people....takes away the option of doing seated back supported over head presses as they turn into this quasi-incline.

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    Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to help! I really appreciate it and can see for sure that I don't spend enough time on rear delts! i will take In all the suggestions for sure! Cheers
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    Good way to stabilize the shoulders and especially the rotator cuffs.
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    Shoulders tend to respond very well to high rep work. Absolutely train for strength but throw in some high rep pressing and raises as well.
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