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Overtraining the Deltoid, Anterior?

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:27 am
by Maawen
Hi.

I've put together a training scheme, where I train my upper body with six different training exercises, using the philosophy of basic body movements: Upwards, downwards and horizontal in a push and pull variation.

The exercises are: Military Press, Pulldown, Triceps Dips, Upright Row, Bench Press and Bent-Over Row.

My issue is, that I feel like, my Anterior Deltoid is getting a lot of work during these exercises. Looking at the exercises on this page, I see, that the muscle is shown in almost everyone of them. Does this mean, that the muscle is just very important, and that I shouldn't change the exercises, or does it mean, that I might be overtraining the muscle at some point?

Re: Overtraining the Deltoid, Anterior?

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:27 pm
by Crow
The Dips and Upright Rows aren`t really needed, when you want to have a vertical and a horizontal push and pull (they count as "vertical" here).

Without knowing all the other training variables (intensity, volume and frequency) and knowing nothing about you (age, height, weight, training experience, calc. 1RM ...) we can only guess if that is too much or not...

Re: Overtraining the Deltoid, Anterior?

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:05 pm
by Maawen
How come they count as vertical in this regard, when the muscles used aren't (exactly) the same?

Well, maybe "over training" is frased wrong. I just wondered, that the Anterior Deltoid seemed to play an important part in a lot of upper body exercises. And I wasn't sure, if that meant, that I should be careful which exercises I chose, because I shouldn't be training the muscle in so many exercises, or that it meant, that the muscle is just a really important muscle compared to other muscles, because it's used in so many different every day situations.

So I wasn't thinking about the way I trained in regards to the frasing "over training".

Re: Overtraining the Deltoid, Anterior?

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:01 pm
by stuward
Dips work a lot of the same muscles as bench press, while upright rows use most of the same muscles as overhead pressing. The four exercises left are adequate and easier on your shoulders.

Re: Overtraining the Deltoid, Anterior?

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:47 pm
by Maawen
Thank you for your answers both of you. I must have missed something looking at the exercises. :)