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A great post by @pheasyque
⭕️LATERAL RAISES: WHY CABLES MIGHT BE "BETTER" FOR HYPERTROPHY⭕️
While TUT (Time Under Tension) alone is overrated for hypertrophy, here are a few reasons why performing the exercise with cables might be a better idea. -
Performing lateral raises with a cable pulley maintains continuous tension over the muscle both in the eccentric and concentric phase of the movement. On the other hand, when we perform lateral raises with dumbbells, the tension over the medial deltoids is almost nil at the starting point or at the ending point of the eccentric phase. Also: when using dumbbells, many people tend to swing their arms through momentum, not providing any tension to their muscles whatsoever. And this can be prevented with the cables too, atleast in most cases.
Another great variation when training your side delts with cables might be tilting to the side/"leaning away" , which seems to take load off of the supraspinatus muscle and isolate your deltoids more, study shows: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/7552678/
Anyway: should you ditch your DB side raises completely? No that's not the goal of the post. However, if you want to provide constant tension through the entire range of motion of the exercise, and prevent yourself from cheating on your reps, considering on adding these variations to your shoulder training arsenal might be a great idea. -
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