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    Anyone else completely ignore specific shoulder work?

    I'm 49 and feel that shoulder work causes more injury related effects than positive. My bench press is around 370 so I don't feel that I'm really losing out by ignoring my shoulders, and I do all of the other exercises for all other body parts.
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    I would never do such a thing. But depends what your goals are weather or not you do some exercises.
    So you say you dont listin to the "big guy at the gym anymore" Instead you read articles and studys and go of what some science study on the internet says. Hows that working for ya? Big guy still big you still small...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris47 View Post
    Anyone else completely ignore specific shoulder work?

    I'm 49 and feel that shoulder work causes more injury related effects than positive. My bench press is around 370 so I don't feel that I'm really losing out by ignoring my shoulders, and I do all of the other exercises for all other body parts.
    Personally I wouldn't advise any trainer to ignore shoulder workouts
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    I have a specific shoulders day and it's working quite well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threeb009 View Post
    I have a specific shoulders day and it's working quite well for me.
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    Okay, you guys win. I'll add shoulder work this week.

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    curious how you shoulders look without direct work? With proper form and proper weight you should be able to do shoulder work without injury..good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDJoe View Post
    curious how you shoulders look without direct work? With proper form and proper weight you should be able to do shoulder work without injury..good luck
    Shoulders look good. I do a lot of heavy work on bench, shrugs, biceps, chin ups... and whenever I've done shoulder work I've had good strength. The problem is I've had rotator injuries due to sports and it seems to me that my shoulders get enough work with all my other lifts that I don't want to risk overtraining with specific shoulder work and then not be abe to do my other lifts. But, I think I'll go light and add 3-4 sets of dumbbell presses and see how it feels.
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    Chris, just my two cents...perhaps start with rear shoulder work nice and light to get the whole range of motion working with you and then add the front.
    This will keep rotator warm, provide for any "range of motion issues" to be addressed without having a bunch of weight in your hands and may also give you even more of the cannon ball on the shoulder.
    I'm thinking face pulls and some reverse flyes lying on a 30 degree bench face down...
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    I do DB front raises, side lateral raises, and bent over side lateral raises. I also do similar exercises to these with strands for my shoulder workout. Sometimes just strands and sometimes just weights.
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    I do shoulders twice a week one day Ill do seated dumbell presses the other day Ill do dumbell side raises. I have had shoulder problems in ther past so I keep it light and just hit them a little. Anyday is good for me, may be back and bi day may be chest and tri day, maybe leg day..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonphil1960 View Post
    I do shoulders twice a week one day Ill do seated dumbell presses the other day Ill do dumbell side raises. I have had shoulder problems in ther past so I keep it light and just hit them a little. Anyday is good for me, may be back and bi day may be chest and tri day, maybe leg day..

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    I suggest doing some strand or cable work for your shoulders since you have had problems with them in the past. You may be able to give them more work without doing too much with strands.
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