GM rauf 07 wrote:
- Could someone answer this servey on how the perfect dumbell shoulder press shoulder be done that thickens and increases the size of the entire shoulder area (mostly the lateral head):
a) palms facing: completely forward, a little up, towards thhe ceiling, doesnt matter
b) Sitting position: With back support (on a 90 degree inlined bench, no back support
And no offense to anyone, but could a moderator or someone who has alot of experience with overhead presses answer these please?
- In a book ive read, i heard that when doing any kind of overhead press where you push the weight straight over head, the lateral head actually does the work of pushing the weight up. If this is so why is it that i keep reading around in articles and sites that the anterior delts are the targeted muscle of shoulder press?
It is hard to understand your writing, but I’ll answer my best.
All overhead pressing will work all three heads of the delts, but with varying percentages.
Standing presses work more lateral and rear delt than seated, because you don’t lean back as much.
Dumbbell presses and behind neck presses work more lateral and rear delt due to the leverage not being out in front as much.
Some people struggle with standing military presses due to low back pain. Some people struggle with seated presses with no back support due to balance issues. Some people lean back so much on seated presses that they are really doing a steep incline.
When you get strong, you won’t be able to manipulate your palm positioning because you’ll be trying to get a good grip on the heavy ass weight!
Do them all and see which version works best for you. [/quote]
yea sorry about the few typos i should have re-read it.
So now i truely know overhead presses where the weight is completely abducted or behind your neck with the elbows facing a little towards your back also work the rear delts. Would it be good to do dumbell shoulder presses with the weights a little bit behind your head? And if it is bad for the shoulder joints, is there any way to not let it be?