Shoulder Presses but getting crazy Tri pumps?

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    Shoulder Presses but getting crazy Tri pumps?

    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.

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    Triceps are one of the 6 synergist muscles for that movement so it is not abnormal.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TouaregV8 View Post
    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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    Thanks Guys will try next shoulder day.

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    Triceps are almost always the primary agonist in every pressing motion. If not always.

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    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

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    Thanks everyone, will try out these suggestions this Thursday.

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    Tried this out yesterday and it worked great. Took the excessive triceps engagement out of the movement a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarlicChicken View Post
    Tried this out yesterday and it worked great. Took the excessive triceps engagement out of the movement a lot
    Good to read!

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    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

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