If you’re like me you’re saying, “yeah right, you can’t possibly build deltoids lying on your back. Maybe chest but not shoulders. It defies the law of physics.”
When I first started training at Vince’s Gym, someone told me I had a pretty good bicep. It surprised me because I wasn’t even interested in biceps at the time. Triceps were my first love. But I figured what the heck maybe I should focus a little more energy on my biceps.
Dumbbell Presses are great exercises for the frontal deltoids. They’re terrific exercises because we can use so much more weight than we could while doing traditional exercises for the shoulders, like the side lateral raises.
Years later when I discovered the Scott Preacher bench and learned how it could pack meat on the bicep, I resolved to get myself an arm just like that guy on the box!
This is a great training tip that I have shared with lots of fellows. I’m sure you are going to love this hummer. Tape your arm each night right after you do your last set.
I promised I would give you more details about how to build these “beautiful” areas so let’s start with Deltoids.
Start at the bottom. Use a weight you can just barely get up with while keeping all the focus on the muscle rather than the weight.
When you do dips in this fashion, it’s hard to get even 6 reps just using body weight.
Be sure, before you get to the gym, you don’t let yourself get mentally involved in anything that can destroy your concentration.
In the past when ever I’ve started going stale on Hanging Scapula Rotations, I added weight with a weight belt. But I seemed to lose the feel of the exercise when I added weight so I watched real carefully in the mirror while I was doing the exercise.