Hey, longtime lurker here. Thought I would finally get in on the action.
In sort of a play on the “what didn’t work for you” thread (minus the argument over carbs) my question is what body part/muscle group do you have the greatest ease in training? On the opposite end of that spectrum, what muscle group do you have the least success in training? What has worked for you in getting results from this stubborn area(s)?
For me, back training just clicks. I can go to the gym sick, tired, completely unmotivated and still have an awesome back workout. It’s just something that I “get”. Now, shoulders on the other hand…
I struggled for years with shoulder training and have tried every approach I could think of to get some sort of results out of the damn things. Low volume, high volume, no pressing, all pressing, not training shoulders directly at all (disastrous). Over the last six months or so I think I’ve finally found two things that work. One is a shit load of volume and shorter rest periods, like 45-60 seconds. The second, and probably most important, is proper exercise sequence. For me, starting with my lateral and front raise work then moving to pressing has been the most successful approach thus far. I’m sure this will eventually stop working but I’m riding it out for now and trying to fine tune where I can.
So yeah, that’s my two cents. I’m interested to hear others responses.