Lateral Raise (BowFlex Standing)

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: Narrow. Starting position: • Remove the bench and stand on the platform straddling the rail and facing the Power Rods®. • Grasp the handles with palms facing toward each other. • Attain erect spinal posture. • Let your arms hang directly in line with the cables. Motion: • Raise your arms directly out to the sides to almost shoulder level. • Lift your elbow and hand at the same speed and do not let one get ahead of the other. • Do not turn/rotate your arms while raising them. Keep the side of your arm/elbow facing out/up throughout the movement. • Slowly bring your arms into the starting position without relaxing. Key points: • DO NOT swing the arms upward or move the trunk during the motion.
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