usmccds423- around 100kg for 6 reps which I do with a chest workout once a week, alternated every other week with dumbbells.
I wanna gain size. My shoulder workout is pretty standard (although if you have any other exercises you can recommend that would be awesome)
dumbbell press 36kg for 8 currently (not a lot of weight but my form is very strict), front raise, side raise, shrugs (barbell or dumbbell).
And Stu- Cheers for that I’m a bit insecure about my shoulder development and didn’t push them as hard as my preferred exercises until a year ago. I haven’t thought about lat engagement which makes sense! [/quote]
I’m not an expert by any means so take what I have to say for what it’s worth.
First thing I would do it go through the BB forum and read through Stu, Zraw, and other competitors threads. Look to see what they do for shoulders.
If strenght isn’t a concern for you I wouldn’t worry much about the difference too much, but the stronger you are = more weight for hypotrophy sets.
If shoulders are holding your incline back, personally, I would add BB OHP for low reps 1-3 to strengthen them up. For you, a beginner, I think the heavier BB OHP will help you more so than using just DBs. DBs have their place, but I’ve never found DB exercise help my max numbers. Maybe that’s just me.
I would also drop the shrugs. I think they are a waste for a beginner. Heavy deads, cleans, farmers walks, etc… will build larger traps than shrugs, imo. [/quote]
I’ll do that! DLs are working wonders for my overall strength at the moment, so will start doing more OHP instead of DBs. Would you recommend getting a belt for OHP? I got up to 60kg on OHP before just sticking to DBs but I felt I was engaging my lower back too much.