Is bench press enough for front shoulders?

Wondering if bench press is enough for front shoulders? Can you fully train your front shoulders with this exercise alone or should you do additional exercises? After reading this article, you will know if bench press is enough for training your front shoulders, when it makes sense to do additional exercises and which ones are best for this.

Whether bench press is enough for your front shoulders depends on your training plan. If you do a full body workout, the front shoulders are already sufficiently stressed by the bench press. If you do a split workout, you can do additional exercises for the front shoulders.

Full body workout

In a full-body workout, the front shoulders are already sufficiently stressed by the bench press. Just as the back shoulders are always involved in pulling exercises, the front shoulders are always involved in pushing exercises. Especially if you do other pressing exercises like shoulder presses or dips, there is no need for an isolation exercise for the front shoulders. In this case, an isolation exercise is more worthwhile for the lateral shoulders, since they are less stressed by push and pull exercises.

Split training

With split training, you can stress the front shoulders much more than with full-body training. However, the front shoulders are already more stressed by a higher number of push exercises. Therefore, few to no isolation exercises are sufficient for the front shoulders in a split workout. Additional exercises you can do for the front shoulders include front raises and upright rowing.

Conclusion

Depending on the training plan you have, you can do more or less exercises for the front shoulders. In a full body workout, bench press is enough for the front shoulders. In a split workout, you can stress the front shoulders with additional exercises. Additional exercises you can do for the front shoulders include front raises and upright rowing.

Did this article help you plan your shoulder workouts? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments, I look forward to exchanging ideas with you. If you have any other questions about bench press, you can ask me there too, I’ll be happy to help!

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