Perpendicular vs. Tilted Shoulder Press

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  1. JohnJohnJohnson

    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    I do dumbell presses on some workouts. My long term goal is to gain mass. Is it more effective to do completely vertical presses, or is it ok to tilt the angle a notch back (to 72 degrees, instead of 90)?
     
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    i'm sure its fine but watch your rotators
     
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    I needed to see this post a year ago. :wtc:
     
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    ouch. i remember reading about a horrible rotator cuff accident from here. it involved dumbells and a shattered rotator.
     
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    You can shatter a muscle? :eek:
     
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    oops. shoulder socket :x:
     
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    ive always done 90 degrees... i mean it is rough but to me it seems harder therefore meaning it feels like i accomplish more.
     
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    if you introduce tilt you are removing some of the activation from the shoulders and placing on the pecs
     
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    i know. :hs:
    does it still affect my shoulders significantly? my pecs are really there for support, because this is one exercise I do not feel totally safe doing. in fact on occasions where I try out a higher amount of weight, it has been rather fortunate my chest was there to back me up. thus I prefer to do it at a slight incline, at least for greater resistance. my fear here is that this might undermine the entire point of the exercise.
     
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    yes it is affecting your shoulders
     
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    what are my rotators and how should I protect them during this exercise?
     
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    thx
     
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    leaning back further is gonna hit more anterior delt whereas keeping your elbows straight out will be more medial deltoid
     
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    i do the bench thing one notch down from 90, just because our benches rattle and move all over the place if you have them on 90 :hsugh:
     
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    i counted 5 notch settings on my bench. 90 degrees / 5 = 18 degrees per notch, so 1 notch back should be around 72 degrees on mine.
     
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    thx
     
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    use less weight
     
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    I do em one notch back. Always seemed safer that way. :dunno:
     
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    Try doing standing millitary press and you won't lean back nearly as much.
     
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    mine isn't all the way flat when on the last notch
     
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