Originally Posted by Carl1174
Look at any of the 'old time' lifters and they all have impressive shoulders... Sandow, Grimek, Park, Reeves, Eger, Koszewski... some have great chests too, but ALL of them have wonderfull shoulders.
Very good point.
The modern era's gold standard shoulder workout is often:
--Overhead press variation, often in a Smith or Hammer Strength.
I have advocated more weekly compound lift work for shoulders than this, but it wasn't received very well. I was told that I was advocating too much delt work.
My rebuttal, of course, was that it is currently acceptable to do 12+ weekly compound sets for chest, but only 3-4 weekly compound sets for shoulders?
This, my friends, is epic fail and about as misguided as working abs 7 days per week, and overkilling the biceps.