Lean away lateral raises with isometric hold
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I’m going to show you how to
use isometrics to build shoulder width, specifically to target
the lateral head of the deltoid and build the size of the shoulders. A lot of
people have the lateral head of the deltoid as a weak point in their
physique, and that has to do with very poor mind muscle connection. They have very poor neural connection to the lateral head of the deltoid. You can tell this, because they don’t get a good pump from doing lateral raises, because they’re not
making that mind-muscle connection. So what I like to do with people that have
this weak point in their physique is to use isometrics as sort of a pre-exhaust
technique to build up the lateral head of the deltoid. One exercise that I like to use to isometrically
contract the lateral head of the deltoid is the lean away lateral raise, and I do it with isometric pulse at the beginning of the set and follow up with regular repetitions. The lean away lateral involves you holding a solid post lean wave and in this position you will do an L lateral raise and then extend out, holding the
isometric position and come back still holding the isometric, extend out and back and out. Essentially you’re doing an isometric pulse up here, because the intensity varies from here to here.
you’re able to maintain this isometric hold a lot longer than if you extend it
out indefinitely. After you’re done with that hold you can follow-up with some regular
Lean away lateral repetitions to pump up the area after you’ve made that
mind-muscle connection to the lateral head of the deltoid

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