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Lateral Raise (BowFlex Lying)

Shoulder Abduction (elbow stabilized) Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the side shoulder muscles (middle deltoids), the top muscle of the rotator cuff (supraspinatus) and the trapezius muscles. Pulley position: Wide. Starting position: • Sit on the bench facing the Power Rods®, knees bent and your feet on the platform. • Grab each handle with the corresponding arms. • Lay back onto the bench with your feet remaining on the platform. Motion: • Raise your arms directly out to the sides to almost shoulder level. • At the top of the movement you may need to rotate your hands slightly above the level of your elbows to prevent your hands from getting caught in the handle straps.. • Slowly bring your arms into the starting position near your sides without relaxing. Key points: • DO NOT swing the arms upward or move the trunk during the motion. • Brace your knees against the pulley arms should you find that you slide back too much.
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