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    Default The Dumbbell Shoulder Press?

    I have looked up some stuff online and have a main question for the Dumbbell Shoulder Press Exercise... In Muscle and Strength it shows the shoulder press video and one thing I have noticed is that the guy doing it doesn't stop until he reaches a 90 degree angle with his arm and forearm but goes lower... Now online I have seen and read about ways to do this workout efficiently. The way I have learned to do is is to stop when your elbows meet with with your shoulders no higher, no lower. doing this makes that 90 degree angle I was talking about. Now which is the right way?

    ps. I herd that doing it with the 90 degree approach will also stop any shoulder injury, but I really would appreciate some help and who knows maybe this thread will also help other people as well. Peace to all.

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    IMO I would say that full range of motion would be the best way to go UNLESS you have an existing injury meaning that going beyond 90degrees would be problematic. This is the same for all exercises. If there's no medical reason not to, always try to use full ROM to get the best results

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    I agree, always use full ROM, no 1/2 reps
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    I would concur with the other guys that full ROM is very important. The deceleration of the movement to halfway point seems like it would increase the risk of injury not lessen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yitmy View Post
    I would concur with the other guys that full ROM is very important. The deceleration of the movement to halfway point seems like it would increase the risk of injury not lessen it.
    Thats a good point, the deceleration to the halfway point increasing the risk of injury. Rep+
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    THANKS fellas this was a big help. +rep to all

 

 

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