The lateral raise is a popular shoulder building exercise.
Unfortunately, a lot of people cheat their way through this key lift.
Luckily, Team MHP athlete Chris Bumstead has a couple of tough variations for this shoulder staple that will help prevent you from cheating.
Exercise 1: Lying Lateral Raise
Traditional lateral raises have a restricted range of motion. To increase it, lay sideways on a bench or preacher machine.
This allows for full tension on the deltoid from the very beginning of the movement.
Exercise 2: Hanging Lateral Raise
For the next variation, instead of lying, you’ll be leaning. Grab a firm hold onto something sturdy, lean sideways, and perform your lateral raises.
This variation allows for better tension at the end of the movement.