Get the Most Out of Lateral Raises By Eliminating These 4 Mistakes
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Although the lateral delts are targeted with overhead presses, to get a wider shoulder look that lateral deltoids provide, you also need a steady diet of lateral raises. The lateral raise will get your boulder shoulders without the stress and strain of going overhead. Here we’ll go into the proper form and fix these four common lateral raise mistakes that may hold back your gains.
Note: There are many variations; this description for the standard on,
There’s nothing complicated about the lateral raise, so there is no overthinking it here. But because of the long lever (weight a long way from the working muscle), lighter weights will feel heavier. The biggest deal here is the absence of pain in your wrists, elbows, and shoulders and the mobility to raise your shoulders laterally.
That’s it. If you have both, you’re good to go.
One of the biggest lateral raise mistakes in most resistance training exercises is choosing a weight you cannot handle. Not being able to ‘control’ the lifting and lowering parts of the lift is an invitation for an injury, and you don’t want that.
Instead, remember the following when doing a lateral raise and its variations to get more out of your lateral raise.