Lever Rear Lateral Raise (on lateral raise machine)

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Lever Rear Lateral Raise (on lateral raise machine)

Instructions

Preparation

Stand on platform facing lateral raise machine. Bend knees and bend over at hips with back flat close to horizontal. With elbows bent under shoulders, position back of upper arms against arm pads.

Execution

Maintaining torso position, raise upper arms to sides until elbows are shoulder height. Lower and repeat.

Comments

Platform height should allow pivot point of should to be aligned with lever fulcrum. Upper arm should travel in perpendicular path to torso. At lower portion of exercise, keep elbows pointed outward below shoulders. At upper portion of exercise, keep elbows pointed outward to sides of shoulders. Knees are bent in effort to keep low back straight (See Hamstring Inflexibility).

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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