🚨THE BEST SIDE LATERAL RAISE VARIATION
🔥 Just like many of you guessed right in yesterday’s post, the best (at least in my opinion) variation for side lateral raises.
✅ We all want to grow some “pumpkin delts”, yet it becomes extremely difficult to be able to lift a good amount of weight with our shoulder muscles – and that’s not because they aren’t capable of doing so – but rather because it’s very easy to get injured in the shoulder complex. Especially when performing side lateral raises.
✅ This variation is brilliant because it maximizes the medial deltoid’s development while minimizing the chance of developing shoulder impingement (by far the most common injury in the gym). Here’s how it’s done:
1️⃣ Tilting forward allows the line of gravity to fall perpendicularly on the medial deltoid (in case you’re using dumbbells) or working against the resistance of the cable (in case you’re using cables) allowing it to get fully targeted during the exercise.
2️⃣ the external rotation avoids the shoulder impingement by clearing the head of the humerus from the acromion, which is the bone which typically ends up compressing the supraspinatus tendon on an internally rotated shoulder (causing the impingement).
Try this out, I think you’ll love it. I know I do!!