In a shoulder routine, you hit your delts from all angles with multiple exercises. Let’s say you are concerned about symmetry and need to bring up your Lateral Delts. You decide to drop the DB Shoulder presses since anterior delts get hit in Benchpress and you add an extra lateral exercise.
So, what can you do for an extra lateral exercise? Exercise 1 is the DB Lateral Raise. Next.........um.........Upright Row? No, you don’t like them because they murder your wrists. DB Raise?
Good option, but you’re afraid it will interfere with your upper trap work. Hmmm..........more DB Lateral raises then? Join a real gym and forget about all the money you have invested in your home gym?
Besides, that little gadget, if you’re creative, could be used for other exercises such as seated Calf Raises, Weighted Crunches, etc.
But seriously, whether or not you like it, need it, or would ever consider using it, I thought the point of this forum “Training Toys and Accessories” was to show various training toys that you use, you know about, or that are new for the education of everyone that visits the site. How can this site be the ultimate training reference if you don’t cover everything but instead just go over the few things you’re comfortable with or that you like. I didn’t think the point of the forum was to debate and bash when you think something is “lame”. There are many people that think Kettlebells are lame because they have no use for them, or that bodyweight exercise are useless, or that exercise bands are a complete waste, etc, but that doesn’t make them worthless by a long shot.
If I'm wrong in thinking this forum is supposed to be infomrative about new toys or accessories that you may not have heard of before, then please let me know.
Matt Z wrote:
The distance between the weights and your shoulder joint is less than half that of a dumbbell lateral. Consequently, you're going to need a lot more weight to get the same effect. That could get pretty akward for someone who's used to doing laterals with 40 or 50 lb dumbbells.
Who said you would use this tool as the ONLY exercise. Bodybuilders are very familiar with techniques such as supersets, drop sets, pre-exhaustion, etc.