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Do Shoulders Need Direct Work?

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Short answer: The shoulders participate actively in pressing and pulling exercises. Many lifters develop decent deltoids without doing isolation work or dedicating a special day to the muscle group. But the high market share of the shoulder in big compound lifts does not make direct work obsolete. In some cases, extra focus on the area […]

Are Dips Bad for Shoulders?

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Short answer: If your shoulders are healthy and flexible enough to assume the bottom position of the dip, the exercise is safe. Nonetheless, it would be naive to think that dips cannot cause issues – mechanically, they’re not the most shoulder-friendly exercise. People with a history of shoulder problems should be cautious. Issues may also […]

Can an Average Man Build the Physique of MattDoes Fitness Naturally?

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By popular demand, I would answer a question that seems to concern a surprising number of people. It goes as follows: can an average man acquire the muscular development of “MattDoes Fitness” naturally a.k.a. without chemical enhancement? I don’t follow the YouTube scene anymore and had to do some digging to find the necessary data. […]