Hi, thanks for the response.
I should have mentioned, I follow a 'typical' bodybuilding routine. As far as I know and have seen, doing bench press and dumbell bench press in the same workout is quite common....
Anyway, that's not what my routine is, it's an example. If i were to do these exercises, I would have a different incline angle, or any factor that i could change just to mix it up. Although, as far as I can gather, just doing a different exercise hits the muscle ina slightly different way.
I have purposely not included any isolation movements because I want to emphasise the effect on shoulders.
You should work pushing and pulling movements equally, and try to prevent too wide a spread between what you can push and what you can pull.
Thanks for that. Is shoulder press regarded as a push movement?
And, if shoulder press strengthens, and bench press strains, then would you recomend doing equal shoulder press type exercises and chest press type exercises?
I get the impression that your shoulders should take the same work load from all angles - push, pull and 'overhead'(shoulder press) ? Would that be correct?