Iron Monster's picture
Iron Monster
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Is a 1" needle long enough for deltoid?


Everything I read medically says 1.5" needle for anyone not a small woman. I am a bigger guy, so curious if 1" will be deep enough to avoid the subq tissue?

papa.smurf0311's picture

for the delt? shoot I wouldnt use anything longer than a 1 inch. I only use 1 inch for my glute. but it depends on how much fat you may be holding and how big you are.

JFit253's picture

Yes 1" 25g works great! You could also do something like 5/8" if you are lean enough. For intramuscular, I like to keep things at 1" for delts and quads.