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Better lateral delt exercise

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:01 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
Which is the better lateral delt exercise? And just to let everyone know, dumbell raises i mean the new exercise...not front raises.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:05 pm
by Matt Z
Barbell/Dumbbell front raises are for front delts.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:17 pm
by Guest

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:30 pm
by Matt Z
Oh ... I've never tried that one. I thought you were referring to this one.

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Del ... Raise.html

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:33 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
sure no problem. I need to know which is better to know which one to start doing. I hope its the new dumbell raises, side lateral raises are annoying.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:49 pm
by Matt Z
Annoying how? ..... Do you find them uncomfortable/painful?

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 4:01 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
Well usually I have no problem doing the first rep but then the second rep gets uncomfortable for some reason and i cant do it.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 4:12 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
For everyone else do u find the new dumbell raise a better lateral delt exercise than side lateral raises?

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 4:28 pm
by Eric
i prefer db raise find it works more for me, but once in a while i throw in a side raise for variation.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:18 pm
by MattZ
Generally speaking it's a good idea to avoid any movement you find uncomfortable or painful. Either change something (grip, stance, form, etc) to aleviate the problem, or substitute another exercise.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:23 pm
by Charlie
Can the DB Raises be done with a barbell?

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:27 pm
by Matt Z
Maybe with a trap bar, but not with a strait barbell. With a straight barbell you would be doing upright rows, which are similar, but slightly different.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:11 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
basically i just need an effective lateral deltoid exercise that does not work the anterior delts. The only one i can think of is the new db raise but im gettings a few negative comments about it. Any others? im kinda desperate since im gonna be doing it soon. Any help asap would be appreciated.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:55 pm
by jeffrerr
I use a lateral raise with a slightly bent forward stance so the DB's come in front of the groin and bent elbows. It feels to take emphasis off front delts and place more on middle and rear delts. Also in the shoulder there is a flat band ligament the runs over the head of the humerous, side lateral raises with no elbow bend and straight to the sides can cause damage to this ligament due to closing of the space when the delts contract. How do I know? I injured this ligament on my right sholder when I was 16, put me out of Basketball training for 2 months!!!

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:00 pm
by GoLdeN M 07
So i should do side lateral raises with a slight bend in elbows (like 10 degree angle)?