Thread: upright rows or laterals
05-04-2005, 04:17 PM #1
upright rows or laterals
which would give better results for shoulder width, wider grip upright rows or laterals?
05-04-2005, 04:41 PM #2
I have had better success with heavy laterals, but it depends on the way your body responds. Also building a wider back widens your shoulders.
05-04-2005, 05:09 PM #3
Personally unless you've been doing them for a long time and feel they really work for you and gibve you no trouble, I would skip the upright rows on the grounds that general consensus among kinesiologists and physiotherapists is that they are not good for the shoulder joint.
05-04-2005, 06:35 PM #4
Why not do both?
Try incorporating em some way, if not in the same workout, do uprights one week and laterals the following week.
05-04-2005, 06:38 PM #5Originally Posted by mass junkie
05-04-2005, 07:27 PM #6
well what im thinking about doing is splitting up my shoulder day to prevent my shoulders from overtraining so how does this sound, db press and side laterals on chest day, then bent over laterals and upright rows on back day? i figure since the traps are getting hit with upright rows and since i do shrugs and deads on back day why not throw in upright rows to hit that area and also assist in building the medial delt? what do you guys think?
05-04-2005, 07:34 PM #7Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
Nobody has pointed out that these exercises hit two different heads of the delt almost exclusively considering they are isolation movements. Upright rows targets the front delt and laterals hits the side delt.
Isolation movements arent the first choice. You should be doing barbell pushpresses....and such for shoulder mass along with laterals.
05-04-2005, 07:45 PM #8
ill be doing upright rows with a slightly wider than shoulder width grip so yes it will be targeting the medial delt!
05-04-2005, 07:47 PM #9Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
grip doesnt really matter.
Upright rows=front delt...........simple as that.
I dont know what a medial delt is.......i assume you are talking about side deltoids.
05-04-2005, 07:52 PM #10Originally Posted by colossus1
05-04-2005, 07:57 PM #11Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
Okay bro, you are right. Use upright rows to get massive side delts. Im sure you'll get there in no time..........lol
05-04-2005, 08:00 PM #12Originally Posted by colossus1
And neither are pure isolation movements.
Lateral raises activate the medial delt and anterior trapezius
Upright rows activate the Lateral and Anterior Delts and trapezius primarily..and the rear delts in the supporting-muscle capacity
Grip does matter. A wider grip negates trapezius engagement...while a narrow grip reduces (but doesn't eliminate) deltoid involvement.
05-04-2005, 08:01 PM #13
first i asked which you think would produce more gains in the medial potion of the delt! this is not the staple exercise in my shoulder routine!
05-04-2005, 08:02 PM #14
believe what you will..........
upright rows=front delt.
05-04-2005, 08:03 PM #15Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
05-04-2005, 08:21 PM #16
05-04-2005, 08:24 PM #17
i dont know about you but when i do uprights the only 2 places i feel muscle working is in the medial delt and upper traps when using a wider grip!
05-04-2005, 08:27 PM #18
best of luck bro.....i wish you the best........
05-04-2005, 09:44 PM #19
I don't feel upright rows workout my front delts - rather my side delts. Look at the movement you do in the mirror and look at your shoulders and your upper arm - they move the same way as db laterals. The grip is only in front.
I prefer upright rows myself.
05-04-2005, 09:57 PM #20Originally Posted by ReX357
05-04-2005, 11:53 PM #21
lol.......okay, you guys are right. I wish you the best.
05-05-2005, 12:19 AM #22
I wish you the best too
05-05-2005, 12:21 AM #23
Squats only work the anterior deltoid also
05-05-2005, 12:40 AM #24Originally Posted by AandF6969
05-05-2005, 01:17 AM #25Originally Posted by ReX357
05-05-2005, 11:58 AM #26Originally Posted by Narkissos
05-05-2005, 12:24 PM #27
pssshhh.. Deadlift ..
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