Lateral raises

How do you maximize gains with these? I feel like I'm wasting my time performing them

  1. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    do face pulls instead

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      High volume.

      Those hit rear delts more than the Lateral head. Up right rows would be a better suggestion

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Upright rows destroy your shoulder joints

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >I watched a Jeff cavalier video guize
          If you actually use appropriate weight most exercises are perfectly safe. It's just retarded beginners don't understand certain exercises then use too much weight and wonder why they injure themselves.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Anything destroys your joints if you do it wrong and have shit periodization.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Maybe they destroy (You)r shoulder joints, but I'm not a frail weakling.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Enjoy your shoulder surgery, retard

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Retard, those hit rear delts, not the lats

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        watch the video moron

  2. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Here's the list of things I've done to maximize lateral raises
    >fix your torso to somethig like an upright bench so you don't cheat the weight up
    >play around with internal rotation and external rotation while doing them to see which one you feel the most side delt activation
    >don't force your arms to go so high that your traps take over
    >slight bend in the elbows and bring your arms a few degrees in front of you. You don't want them directly out to the side with straight arms or you risk shoulder impingement
    >you know that you're using an appropriate weight when you get to towards the end of your set and you can't bring the weight up to parallel
    >push past failure and do partials for as much stimulation as possible

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      good advice

      Definitely do lat raises guys. It's made my delts one of my most prominent muscles

  3. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Cable lat raises have more uniform resistance throughout the entire lift which means you're less likely to cheat with your traps

  4. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >changing the exercise and decreasing the ROM and in turn halving how difficult the exercise is instead of just decreasing the weight

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      also
      >making the exercise easier somehow improves results

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      not quite it has the exact same range of motion the shoulder is move the exact same degrees. You're changing the length of the lever and subsequently how far the weight must travel. But the range of motion of the joint that is moving is unchanged.
      t. knows nothing about physics or anatomy

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        You're wrong friendo
        >LR-flexed, compared to the other LR variations, was performed with the flexed elbow at 90°, and the humerus rotated neutrally. However: (i) the length of the lever on the frontal plane was shorter than the other LR-variations, and (ii) the forearm was placed forward on the sagittal plane. Firstly, considering the point (i), the sEMG RMS of medial deltoid was hence lower compared to the other LR variations, where the arm was lifted almost straight on the frontal plane, increasing the length of the lever. Secondly, considering the point (ii), the forearm placed forward on the sagittal plan increased the activity of anterior deltoid as frontal humerus flexors.

        An Electromyographic Analysis of Lateral Raise Variations and Frontal Raise in Competitive Bodybuilders
        >https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7503819/

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          I just said I don't know anything about physics or anatomy and you expect me to read that word salad.

  5. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    The secret to lat raises is to lift with your ELBOWS not your hands

  6. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Sneed

  7. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    1. do them at an angle BETWEEN what the images show and you'll feel best
    2. do them with lighter weight with long negatives, such as 1-2 seconds up to top position, 5-10 second negatives, until you can't fucking do them anymore
    There you go.

  8. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    if you don't lean forward you're not doing lateral raises.
    changing the leverage doesn't do much but can help to prevent traps taking over, and since it allows for higher weights it allows for more linear progression since the weight difference to the next set of dbs feels smaller.

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