Originally Posted by BendtheBar
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.
Originally Posted by Carl1174
I think the shoulders can take more compound work than poeple think. Atm im doing OH Press 3x per week (so 9 compound sets), the side delts are aching as I have the DB's right back by my ears and my shoulders are feeling/seeming fuller than ever before.
One of the "theories" that tends to be bandied about on the internet, about shoulder training, is that they are a relatively small muscle group...might be why people have this image concerning their training.
I was going to start another thread about this.