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Pump Up Your Delts With Tri-Sets

January 14, 2012

Ask any lifter which body part he or she is most careful training, and you'll likely hear about the shoulders. This ball and socket joint is built around the head of the humerus bone (ball) and the glenoid, also known as the scapula (socket). Years of heavy training can eventually lead to shoulder joint discomfort. A good warm up can make a huge difference on keeping you healthy and pain free.

Three exercises performed consecutively with no rest between each set is a tri-set, and it's an excellent method for getting muscles pumped up with blood. That pump will provide you with a great start to any workout while leaving you feeling like your really accomplished something after the training's through.

Seated Front Raises (holding a barbell plate) - 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Side Lateral Raises (using light weight - 20-25 lbs dumbbells) - 3 sets of 12 reps
Shoulder Induction & Press (perform a rotator cuff induction followed by a seated dumbbell press) - 3 sets of 10 reps

This shoulder workout warm up focuses on the front and side delts. Performed as a tri-set, your delts will be ready to hit the rest of your upper body workout. Give it a try!

Natural Mr. Olympia
John Hansen