How To Do A Better Lateral Raise | Tweak Your Technique

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In this video we’ll go over some useful cues to help you maximize your results!

Please let me know if you like this video and would like to do a deep dive into other exercises.

Common cues and tweaks to try: Common cue: thinking about pulling the dumbbells upward.

What this does is cause you to engage your traps first.

This can result in the traps doing the majority of the work and consequently growing.

Tweak your technique: think about pushing the dumbbells away from you.

You can visualize opening a door, or even opening/fluffing a cape.

This should help with isolating the delts and shifting focus to them.

Common cue: thinking about keeping the elbow straight throughout the exercise.

This can shift focus to other muscles in the arm and may cause pain over time, due to smaller muscles being strained.

Tweak your technique: think about keeping a soft bend in the elbow, and keep that same bend throughout the exercise.

This can take stress off of the forearms, and place more emphasis on the delts.

Common cue: thinking about doing full range of motion for this exercise and allowing the dumbbells to rest at the bottom of the rep.

Tweak your technique: actively think about keeping constant tension on the delts by stopping just short of perpendicular to the floor.

This can help with making the exercise more difficult by keeping tension on the delts – which can lead to greater gains!

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