Standing Military Press

Standing Military Press

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Wassuuuuuup? This one right here is all about the front deltoids (delts):  the standing Military press or what some call the Clean & Press. Ever wonder why Jay Cutler has such massive shoulders? This exercise is his favorite, that’s why. Not just for shoulders. But his most favorite of ALL exercises. Now this can be quite demanding so if you’re new to this, then I suggest you leave your fucking ego out the door and start with a lighter weight. You can even practice proper form with just the barbell.

Important points to remember:

  • stand with feet shoulder width apart
  • grab the barbell just outside of shoulder width
  • movement starts with barbell just under the chin
  • push up with you shoulders
  • at the top, squeeze to get that full range of motion going, then lower to chin area
  • keep elbows slightly to the front to avoid screwing up your rotator cuffs

 

Do give this one a try. If you’re new, start with a light weight and slowly progress with more. Get a spotter if you can.

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Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Hey, guys! I have here another great exercise for building massive shoulders: the dumbbell shoulder press. This one is always part of bodybuilders’ shoulder routines because it targets the middle deltoids (delts), giving the shoulder that overall roundness.

However, this only makes up part of your shoulder routine. It is not supposed to be the whole routine in itself. In order to get big shoulders, other exercises must be included. They include the barbell/Smith machine Military presses and barbell front raises (front delts) and bent-over lateral raises (rear delts) among others. I will post video articles about these other shoulder exercises soon, so stay tuned.

Important points to remember:

  • pick a weight you can do 8-10 reps with
  • press up with your shoulders, keep your wrist straight at all times
  • lower the weights up to about 90 degrees in a smooth, controlled motion
  • never bring your elbows back because this can screw up your rotator cuffs – very dangerous!

 

 

Give this one a try if you haven’t already. I promise you if you do this consistently & with proper form, you will notice your shoulders gaining size in no time. Don’t forget to Like, Comment & Subscribe.

As always, to your bodybuilding success :-)

Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown

Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown

What up, people? Today, I wanted to give you something that I find to be really helpful in the back development department: the Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown.  Lat pulldowns are another great exercise to help you get that wide back that gets hoes in da sack :-D. But doing it wrong will result in very slow development, if any. This video isn’t so much about why it’s so great an exercise but more of performing it with correct form in order to get the most out of it.

Important points to remember:

  • place your arms about just beyond shoulder width
  • go wider as your back widens
  • squeeze the bar til about mid-chest
  • release bar in a slow & controlled motion back up
  • if you feel any shoulder pain, it means your grip’s too wide

 

 

I hope this helps as well. Try this out with proper form, with weights that allow you to go up to failure in 8-12 reps. Let me know how this feels. Good luck.

As always, to your bodybuilding success :-)