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Side Lateral Raises
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Post by Mog16 » Wed May 10, 2006 8:34 pm

details for working your lateral delts here:

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Post by Eric » Thu May 11, 2006 9:15 am

GoLdeN M 07 wrote:basically i just need an effective lateral deltoid exercise that does not work the anterior delts

use the db raises then as the synergist is rear delts plus others but not including ant delts


Post by MattZ » Thu May 11, 2006 11:38 am

That's how I do them. Also try tipping your thumbs down slightly as you raise the dumbbells ... as if pouring water from a pitcher.


Post by MattZ » Thu May 11, 2006 11:40 am

With a slight bend in the elbows I mean.


Post by JeffD » Thu May 11, 2006 12:48 pm

Thumbs pointing down as Matt said, slight forward lean, and raise them not completely straight to the side but a little bit behind your body. This takes the anterior delts out of it.

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Post by strathmeyer » Thu May 11, 2006 4:22 pm

GoLdeN M 07 wrote:So i should do side lateral raises with a slight bend in elbows (like 10 degree angle)?


Post by Guest » Fri May 12, 2006 4:26 pm

Doesn't the Military Press work the lateral delts?

I've heard that it primarly works the anterior delts, but if you use a different grip, it will target the lateral detls more... any info on this anyone?


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Post by Matt Z » Fri May 12, 2006 4:44 pm

Supposedly a wider grip targets lateral delts a little more since it brings the elbows farther out to the sides.

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Post by TimD » Fri May 12, 2006 4:53 pm

I was kist talking to Charlie about this in the upright row thread. Militaries are primarily anterior delts as the prime movers, especially with the old official grip width of the then contested clean and press. However, presses behind nek call in the "side" delts, actually the whole shoulder girdle to include the upper back. Go slow with this one, it takes a lot of flexibility, and if you have impingements, fugget it. A much better option would be to take 2 DB's place the elbows out wide (90 degree to the body) and use a palms facing grip. This is a much more natural movement, and is the counterpart to the press behind neck.


Post by Guest » Sat May 13, 2006 12:04 am

For the side delts, I've decided it's safer to just stick to lateral raises.

However, since I do not have any DB's, I'm wonderinf if it would be safe to just lift with barbell plates instead, say 25 lbs each side, or 45 lbs. I will grip the plates by gripping via the whole in the middle of the plate.

Would this put any bad strain on my wrists or fingers? And for just in case if I drop a plate, I'll have a cushion underneath.

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