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I have long thought of doing this and probably will to at least try it but I wanted to pose it to the studio audience first and see what feedback I get.

We all have body parts that respond "overly well" to stimulus. For me front delts rank rather highly in this area. Those bastards grow just wipin my ass. Its one reason I avoid focused front delt work like military presses given how much work they get by heavy benching. However, I've been tossing around the idea of splitting up chest into one day that will include fixed barbell benching and another that is largely composed of flies and cable work and throwing in some extra shoulder work during those weeks.

My questions are:

What do you feel the benefit to direct front delt work is in terms of overall strength and performance?
Can you get a decent chest workout using only fly movements and cables?

Along with the shoulder work possibility I was also thinking that on the days when I dont bench I could possibly hit triceps harder since they wouldnt already be somewhat tired from my benching efforts. Thoughts?

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Bigmikey wrote:
I have long thought of doing this and probably will to at least try it but I wanted to pose it to the studio audience first and see what feedback I get.

We all have body parts that respond "overly well" to stimulus. For me front delts rank rather highly in this area. Those bastards grow just wipin my ass. Its one reason I avoid focused front delt work like military presses given how much work they get by heavy benching. However, I've been tossing around the idea of splitting up chest into one day that will include fixed barbell benching and another that is largely composed of flies and cable work and throwing in some extra shoulder work during those weeks.

My questions are:

What do you feel the benefit to direct front delt work is in terms of overall strength and performance?
Can you get a decent chest workout using only fly movements and cables?

Along with the shoulder work possibility I was also thinking that on the days when I dont bench I could possibly hit triceps harder since they wouldnt already be somewhat tired from my benching efforts. Thoughts?



How would the rest of your workout split look?
The fly/cable only chest workout will recruit a lot of muscle fibres from deep down and the mid line of the chest. These will have less stress on the shoulder joint as well and would be good to do, say 2 days after a heavy benching session.
Just would like to see where the rest of the body fits in and what else you train on those two days.


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