🔴 A SIDE LATERAL RAISES VARIATION
✅ Great exercise for the side delts (medial head).
🚨 This may or may not be my new favorite exercise to target this (typically lagging) muscle area. It just feels right to me.
✅ First of all, with this set up, the lines of force align with the muscle fibers targeted, therefore performing the exercise will maximize the side delt contraction in isolation.
Another great reason is that it makes it impossible for you to cheat the exercise with leg/full body -induced momentum (which is what you typically end up doing on classic lateral raises).
When it comes to performing it, you can either lay on a flat bench or even on the floor as long as the cables are adjustable.
✅ Grab the left cable with the right hand and the right one with the left hand (crossing over) and lay on the bench/floor.
At this point, you want to perform a lateral raise like you would standing. Controlled reps, maximizing the ROM and using a weight that allows you to perform 8-10 reps.
Give this exercise a try, especially if you’re trying to grow your shoulders