People seem to think triceps, biceps and chest are the most eye popping muscles on a guy, anyone think shoulders are pretty overlooked?
Hooge delts and wide shoulders can make a guy look like a baws.
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If you've got a six pack, your waist doesn't look like Jay Cutler's, and wide, well developed side delts, you'll probably look pretty aesthetic.
This is what people get wrong about Brad Pitt in Fight Club. Sorry, you ain't gonna look that aesthetic just by starving yourself to being very lean. He brought delts, traps, abs and nothing else to that movie and looked like a God. Or at least an aesthetically appealing athlete. Take away the shoulder development and he wouldn't look half as athletic.
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Shoulders should absolutely overpower everything else.
They are the weakest link on your upper body regardless. 'A chain is only as strong as its weakest link' and all.
This present trend of ginormous triceps/biceps is ridiculous. It makes your shoulders look narrower than they actually are and certainly puts them in a much weaker position. What's the point of that extra muscle when your shoulder itself can't even remotely keep up? I think this separates the insecure guys who just want to look murderous from the guys who actually will break every bone in your body by accident. It's like having spoilers on a really chitty pickup truck.Perfect 2 Min Shave W/ Just Water - forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=149862193
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Regularly build up strength in and do a bunch of heavy benches one day, rows the next, shoulders the next, and you may grind down your cuff and joints while still having weak and undeveloped rear and side delts, so you are primed in every possible way for shoulder injury through a combination of the worst aspects of overwork and underwork.
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Key to aesthetics that can be applied to most of the lifting population is:
- No/less front delt work
- More side delt work
- Proportionate upper chest : lower chest
- No freaky arms, especially triceps.
- Little oblique/abs work
- Calves, calves, calves and calves
In other words, size should be:
Legs > Back > Chest > Shoulders = Traps > Arms = Calves > Forearms
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agree 100% with this thread. a few weeks ago a guy made a thread about chest being the number one muscle for aesthetics and i just shook my head. its all about shoulders, especially when you get the side AND rear poppin out nice. so many casual gym goers just do shoulder presses and maybe throw in some lateral raises (which are usually done much too heavy and w/ incorrect form). that used to be me but i realized my shoulders looked like shyt so i dropped the weight and now i use 10-15 lbs for lateral raises and it works great.
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Shoulders make or break any physique (serious)
bishes will think a guy with broad shoulders is 'stronger' (more alpha) than most dudes, even if the comparison dude has like 10 lbs+ more mass. My one buddy has very broad shoulders and nothing else about him is impressive in the least, yet bishes are always mirin him over bros of similar facial aesthetics and greater mass. Just one case, but im sure lots of people can relateCFC
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i'm on the gear, which is just not true. I have low bf and wide shoulders as a result of being an ecto. I have a super hard time getting a bigger chest, though. I find people either have one or the other, it takes a lot of work to have both."Occasionally, we need to look in the mirror and be true to our inner wisdom, rather than our fears."
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I'm not sure if you can over-work the delts if the synergists are hitting different parts on different days e.g. day 1 rows hitting rears, day 2 bench anterior, etc. So in this regard in theory they shouldn't be overworked as each part of the delts should be getting more than enough rest if you aren't doing the same exercises every day. The laterals are the only part of the deltoid that isn't a synergist in other exercises that I'm aware of, so if you want to do any direct shoulder work then make sure it is lateral orientated e.g. shoulder presses, etc.Beard Bulking