Okay since I can no longer post on T Cell Alpha I will start a new thread here on shoulders. I’m hoping the experts can chime in.
I do an upper/lower split, each twice per week. On upper days (for shoulders) I do machine military presses, cross over cable pulls, lateral rows and DB presses (usually superset the last two).
Since I really want to build up my shoulders (and tris are the worst body part) I started doing less sets on upper body day for shoulders, bis and tris and then I added an extra day just to do them. This way arms and shoulders get hit three times per week, one of those days being much more intense than the other two since it’s dedicated to only arms and shoulders. The two upper body days typically get one exercise, sometimes two, of 4-8 sets total for shoulders and arms.
I never do a body part two days in a row. Either they’re split between days off or leg days.
I saw this posted on T Cell Alpha by Caveman: “Actually they run an article a few years ago about avoiding all direct shoulder work and just keep the laterals at the end of every workout. Thats every workout. May be a day of heavy pressing could keep balances and strength.”
Now I have no idea what article he is referring to (and can’t ask) but it did bring some questions to mind.
Is it that less is more when it comes to shoulders or is hitting them three times per week good for growth?
Does the frequency and intensity vary depending on the individual?
Just as a side note my tris are the most stubborn and least developed. My bis are my best muscles and noticibly developed (even before training). My shoulders have been coming along nicely on twice per week sessions but I want to step it up because I like the look of well developed shoulders.
Thanks for any help.