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Lateral Raise

Often seen as a purely bodybuilding type exercise, the Lateral Raise can play an important role in aiding the structural stability of the acromioclavicular joint. This is where the deltoids and upper fibres of trapezius interact, the blend via fascia and help with force transmission across the joint and the lateral raise can play a key role in aid the joints stabilisation. In terms of muscle activation the lateral raise will have a higher degree of work placed upon the mid fibres of the deltoids therefore making it an ideal single joint exercise for the rounding the deltoids aesthetic.

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