Monthly Archives: November 2013

BEHIND THE NECK PRESSES

BEHIND-THE-NECK PRESSES PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: To train the front and side deltoids. Any pressing movement involves the triceps as well. EXECUTION: You can do these PresseS standing, but I prefer doing them sitting, since it makes the movement stricter. (1) Either lift the barbell overhead and set it down on your shoulders behind your head […]

DUMBBELL PRESSES

BEHIND-THE-NECK PRESSES PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: To train the front and side deltoids. Any pressing movement involves the triceps as well. EXECUTION: You can do these Presses standing, but I prefer doing them sitting, since it makes the movement stricter. (1) Either lift the barbell overhead and set it down on your shoulders behind your head […]

ARNOLD PRESSES

PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: To develop the front and side heads of the deltoids. This is the very best deltoid exercise I know, and I always include it in my shoulder routine. By using dumbbells in this manner—lowering them well down in front—you get a tremendous range of motion. EXECUTION: (1) In a standing position, elbows […]

TRAINING THE DELTOIDS

There are two basic kinds of exercises for the shoulders—Straight Arm Raises and Presses. Raises involve lifting your extended arm upward in a wide arc, which better isolates the heads. You need to do Raises to the front, to the side, and to the rear. When you do Raises, you do not involve the triceps, […]

The Structure of the Shoulders

The deltoid is a large, three-headed, thick, triangular muscle which originates from the clavicle and the scapula at the rear of the shoulder and extends down to its insertion in the upper arm. BASIC FUNCTION: To rotate and lift the arm. The anterior deltoid lifts the arm to the front; the medial deltoid lifts the […]

Controlled Cheat Day Management

  In this article I will be talking about the importance, implementation, and tracking of how to handle a cheat day / refeed day once a week while following any BE fat loss plan. Cutting plans can be mentally taxing and cause you to feel down and demotivated. This is normal and is one of […]