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thegame
05-11-2018, 03:56 PM
Hey Guys, when you do shoulder presses do your tri's get crazy pumped? was just doing shoulders yesterday and tri's were pumped like a motherfucker, so it got me to wondering if I am doing them right, I tried googling and it seems this is normal but wanted to ask here as well.

Thanks Guys

Oldschool
05-11-2018, 04:15 PM
Triceps are one of the 6 synergist muscles for that movement so it is not abnormal.

TouaregV8
05-11-2018, 04:18 PM
Just make sure you are stopping short of lockout. The higher up you press, the more tricep is involved in straightening and locking out the arm.

tren2k14
05-11-2018, 04:26 PM
Just make sure you are stopping short of lockout. The higher up you press, the more tricep is involved in straightening and locking out the arm.

Exactly what I was going to say. Try burning out the 3/4 lock out then try like 4x8 only top portion of movement completely fries your delts.


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thegame
05-12-2018, 06:28 AM
Thanks Guys will try next shoulder day.

Titan5011
05-12-2018, 06:42 AM
Triceps are almost always the primary agonist in every pressing motion. If not always.

bigbreads80
05-14-2018, 03:54 PM
I basically do the same as above if my tris get too involved. Half reps. Not all the way down or up. Under constant tension. You could also do some lat raises right before each set to pre exhaust

thegame
05-15-2018, 03:24 PM
Thanks everyone, will try out these suggestions this Thursday.

GarlicChicken
05-15-2018, 03:28 PM
Tried this out yesterday and it worked great. Took the excessive triceps engagement out of the movement a lot

thegame
05-15-2018, 04:49 PM
Tried this out yesterday and it worked great. Took the excessive triceps engagement out of the movement a lot

Good to read!

thegame
05-17-2018, 03:15 PM
Well tried the suggestions today and FUCK!!! it worked, I love it, my shoulders are pumped like a motherfucker and tries are barely pumped, who would have thought something so simple would change the shit so drastically lol.

Thanks again Guys for the tips and help