“Feeling the Burn the Entire Time”: 60-YO Bodybuilding Legend Spills the Beans on the Perfect Way To Do Shoulder Press for Optimal Gains

Published 12/14/2023, 12:01 PM EST

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Richard Gaspari, the retired American bodybuilder, might not have a great sense of business, given his failure in setting up his own company. However, he has never failed to leave the fitness community jaw-dropped, be it with his exceptionally aesthetic physique, or his extensive knowledge about the sport.

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The 2013 Arnold Classic Lifetime Award winner soon took up the profession of becoming a fitness trainer after his retirement. With many followers across the globe, Gaspari uses his social media platforms to share workout hacks. The other day, he revealed the right way one should perform a shoulder routine.

Richard Gaspari recommends half reps for shoulder presses

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Richard Gaspari recently took to his official Instagram account, @richgaspari, and shared a video of himself training one of his students inside the gym. He shared snippets from a shoulder routine and was teaching the gym goer the perfect way to do shoulder presses. He emphasized the fact that it is always better to go for half reps and keep the tension in your muscles.

In the caption he wrote, “When doing a shoulder press don’t go all the way to the top or to the bottom but do half reps but also keep continuous tension doing it feeling the burn the entire time.” He also elaborately explained why he thinks that half reps worked better than going all the way up and down and reducing the tension in your muscles.

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He added, “You get more from doing these half reps then locking out at the top or going all the way down at the bottom. So many top pros use this technique in shoulder presses. Watch them grow doing them this way.”

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Other than giving his two cents on different workout regimes, Gaspari often comments on modern bodybuilding. He even talked about how the focus of bodybuilders was shifting in the current era.

Richard Gaspari’s thoughts on the modern age bodybuilding

According to Gaspari, bodybuilders of the modern age focus more on gaining size rather than on crafting a well-defined physique. He also went on to talk about how good nutrition was the only way out for a good physical transformation.

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However, the 60-year-old veteran bodybuilder also shed light on the fact that there is a rapid comeback of the good old high-intensity training workouts. This regime helps speed up the process of transformation. What do you think about Richard Gaspari’s idea of the modern era of bodybuilding? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Aheli Chakraborty

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I am Aheli Chakraborty, someone who has spent her life in awe of the art and science of bodybuilding. My bodybuilding journey has been a fusion of dedication, sweat, and a relentless pursuit of strength. I've always strived to not only sculpt my body but also test its limits, chasing those elusive PRs.
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Abhishek Manikandan

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