I’m tryin to work really hard on my shoulders as of late and I’m just wondering if you all think this is enough of it I’m missing something important.
I do my shoulders along with abs on their own day usually every four or five days.
Standing overhead barbell: 4x8
lateral cable raises: (each arm) 3x8
front cable raises: (each arm) 3x8
rear delt machine: 3x8
I set the weight where I feel appropriate as compared to the rest of my lifting so I’m not worried about that, but should I be doing more or am I missing something big?
That should give you some shoulders, but you won’t double your total shoulder mass in one year.
You need to be patient no matter what you are doing.
Okay, now what is working for me is, picking two heavy compounds that put as much emphasis on the side delts as possible. An example would be snatch grip BNP, and Arnold Press. Combine that with solid iso, for side delts and you should be good. It’s going to take time though, dude.
If you don’t like the idea of a Snatch Grip BNP, you could do Snatch Grip Military Press, or seated Bradford Presses, with a slightly wider than shoulder width grip but not snatch.
I don’t mind front raises, but I think they should be done, wide with dumbbells, or Snatch Grip with a barbell. However, I doubt you need to add front raises, some kind of lateral should suffice for now.
I really like One Arm Leaning Laterals.
Those are examples, now, not some kind of magical list. I didn’t site precisely what I have been doing 'cause that’s me not you. Their are many compounds that will hit your side delts almost, or just as hard as your fronts, research, and experiment, then bust your ass for years.