Re: I work my delts to failure but still nothing happens
You're doing too much work on your shoulders. Doing 3 sets for each of those exercises gives you a total of 18 sets (!!)which is waaaaay to much. They're not a large muscle group. Infact, 18 sets would be too much for any muscle group unless you're on steriods. Add to that the fact that your shoulders get worked in most chest and back exercises, and you have a very overworked pair of delts. Reduce the volume. 6 sets on your shoulders is enough. You're trying to stimulate them to grow, not kill them.
For the arching the back prob, just don't arch your back. If you can't help it, you're lifting too much weight which is forcing you to arch so can use your chest to shift it instead of concentrating on contracting your shoulders, so reduce the weight. Bear in mind that your chest will do a little work anyway. Thats just the biomechanics of the movement.
Last edited by Endorphin Junky; 04-28-2004 at 08:08 AM.