When we train, regardless of the muscle group, it is important to understand the anatomy of these muscles and how the joints move. Believe it or not, this knowledge will help you gain more strength or increase your muscle mass quickly.
Depending on the exercises we perform and the technique we use, the muscles may have different levels of fatigue, which translates into an increase in strength or not. This especially applies to shoulder exercises.
Dumbbell Lateral Raises
One of the most common exercises to activate the shoulders and deltoid is the dumbbell lateral raise. However, in its traditional form, this exercise will not help you achieve your full potential.
Why is this happening? When doing shoulder lifts, there will come a time when you will be unable to complete the entire path with your arms. At first, it was believed that muscle failure was reached at this point, but the truth is different.
Although the technique is limited, the delts have not lost all their energy, so you can still be developed strength. This phenomenon is known as an ascending force/resistance profile.
How to solve this problem?
When a muscle group has an ascending strength profile, the only thing you can do is change position or use a machine that helps you complement the training. For example, you can use a pulley to perform shoulder lateral raises.
This alternative allows us to improve the technique of the exercise, so the movement will be more uniform, and we will be able to do slower repetitions to reach muscle failure. Remember that no exercise is effective unless you reached this stage.
Before making changes to your routines, we recommend you consult with your trainer since each person has different physical characteristics that you should consider.