why are lateral raises so damn hard, I cannot go beyond 10lbs. Posted on February 5, 2023 by Anonymous why are lateral raises so damn hard, I cannot go beyond 10lbs.
because you're targetting a small muscle
also dont be that egolift retard doing bent elbow ones, there's literally no reason to
Which is it bros. Bent elbow or straight?
Unironically however you feel the muscle better.
I do then with lighter weight, arms straight, and each rep I take at least 5 seconds on. Super slow up, and slow down. The pump I get is ridiculous. I don't care what people think.
I do this with the cable machine along with maximum ROM and pausing at the top because the resistance profile is different, with dumbbells I go more kinetic but controlled and higher weight.
Will try that
Forgot to ask what sets/reps?
maybe like a 70 degree relative to your elbow, where 90 degree is your arm being straigh. that is what I do
this, the only thing that changes granted your elbow is moving in the same manner is the lever arm, closer to body = less torque and x amount of weight feels easier, straight = more torque and x amount of weight is harder
it's more important that you are raising your elbow in the scapular plane. Test raising your elbow with your shoulders retract as far back as you can then raise it at a 20-30 degree angle (where 0 is straight out), do you notice you can get it much further and it feels more natural? that is the scapular plane, always try to stay in it when doing lateral raises or upright rows
Do them on a cable machine if you have access.
Also, remember your goals are big muscles, not maxing out the weight you can lift.
Or are you a powercoper?
>what will the strangers think of me if I'm not lifting X weight!?
I don't want someone to take a photo and post it in dyel general
Unironically what the fuck do you care? Injury isn't worth it anon. Plus not being able to this weight will make you frustrated
Yeah, being weak sucks.
You'll get stronger, don't worry.
move in scapular plane with a slight elbow bend, not with your arms straight out to your sides
I'm a total dyel that has only been doing lateral raises for two months and am currently at 13x10 (15ib). I can't finish a single set with 25ib dumbbells though.
Improving your serratus would probably help with lateral raises btw, but don't listen to me because I'm a dyel
Because the weight is far from your body. You probably can't even deadlift 1pl8 if you try to lift it at an arm's distance from your feet.
I'm stuck at 14kg on each arm for 4 years
(4 sets of 8 reps)
I wonder if I'm doing something wrong
bro u weak
>tfw 8kg latraise masterrace
Idk but my bench hasn't increased in a month