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front barbell raises

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:25 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
I dont know if this is a stupid question but would doing front babrell raises be a good way to work the lateral delts too? just like military presses do a good job with lateral delts?

PS: i really need an answer as soon as possible because i workout today.

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:30 pm
by Stephen Johnson
No. They'll get some work, but it would be better to do a few sets of side raises, too. And don't forget to do a few sets of rear raises for the read head.

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:53 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
thanks. but do front barbell raises work the laterals deltoids just as good as military presses?

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:18 pm
by Stephen Johnson
The workout templates separate front and side deltoid exercises, so my guess is that neither exercise is really good at targeting the side (lateral) deltoid

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:52 pm
by Matt Z
Front barbell/dumbbell raises work side delts less than military presses. This is because front raises are a front delt isolation exercise, while military presses are a compound movement.

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:09 pm
by Eric
matt hit the nail on the head in that post ^^

try doing dumbbell raise
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Del ... aises.html
it targets the lat delts and is assisted by rear delts