- Deltoid strength (emphasis: lateral head)
The cable lateral raise targets the lateral head of the deltoid muscle. The constant tension provided by the cables challenges the shoulders throughout the movement’s entire range-of-motion (ROM). The handle attachments can be held in the “neutral” (palms facing out) position or in the “pronated” (palms facing down) position. Keep the elbows flexed slightly to remove pressure on the elbows.
- Standing at a cable-cross-over machine, hold the cable-handles in the opposite hands.
- Keeping your arms straight, lift the handles to the sides, allowing the cables to cross the front of the body.
- Stop at shoulder height and return the handles to the start position.
- Shrugging the shoulders excessively
- Hunching forward
- Leaning back