The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Side Laterals without trap involment... suggestions?

    Hey guys,

    Any suggestions on how to feel more the side delt as opposed to traps when doing side laterals?

    Thanks,

    _8_

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    Your trap act's as a stabilizer for the top part of the movement so not really, i've heard from people that when u hold the dumbell downward's(like pouring a jug) it bring the side delt in more but i dont know how, worth a try though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezmason
    ...i've heard from people that when u hold the dumbell downward's(like pouring a jug) it bring the side delt in more but i dont know how, worth a try though...
    This works for me. I don't know if it puts more side delt into it more than it takes more front delt out of it though. Either way, I think your traps are gonna get a little work.

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    Tonight is shoulders... so I will let you know tomorrow how this went...

    thanks,

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    Its my pleasure dude

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    try slightly leaning over.

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    i lean over and bend my knees a bit, and i hold em in the 'poring water' position lol

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    Just wanted to let you know that leaning slightly over did the trick, I haven't hit my side delts in a while, it was always my traps...



    awsome...

    Thanks!

    _8_

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    Quote Originally Posted by _8_Ball
    Hey guys,

    Any suggestions on how to feel more the side delt as opposed to traps when doing side laterals?

    Thanks,

    _8_
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    Is that also true for front raises? (sorry to go off topic but why make a new thread for this)

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    I find lying laterals help me target the lateral deltoid better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGimp
    I find lying laterals help me target the lateral deltoid better.
    Got a pick or movie on how to do these?

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    The dude looks totally chilled in that movie

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    That looks more like it would be working the rear delts more than the lateral in that animation. It pretty much looks like a reverse flye which would be a rear delt movement.

    Also, leaning forward too much will also increase the incorporation of the rear delts.
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