Thread: Can't do Laterals
05-25-2004, 10:22 PM #1
Can't do Laterals
Ok guys need some help... Whenever I try and do some shoulder work like Front Laterals and Side Laterals, my brachioradialis get really sore, and prevents me from lifting too much. My shoulders are strong enough to do a lot more weight, but because of those muscles in my arms I can't do much. I should be working those muscles pretty well with my bicep work I would think with Concentration Curls, Preacher Curls, Dumbell Curls, and Hammer Curls. Any suggestions?
I have no soreness at all when i do exercises like Shoulder Press, Military Press and Rows.
05-25-2004, 10:32 PM #2
your arm muscles shouldnt be invovled if your arm is fixed for lat raises.... stay with low weight and slowly work up is my only advice.. good luck
05-25-2004, 10:36 PM #3
yeah i just get the pain when I try to keep my arm fixed. if i bend it more then there is no pain, just incorrect form. if i could do these with my arm bent at 90 degree angle i would be set
05-26-2004, 12:57 AM #4
Yea you can do that or use a lateral raise machine. Personally I would work on your grip strength in the meantime. A strong grip will likely rectify your problem.
05-26-2004, 01:05 AM #5Retired Vet
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Do upright rows instead and see how it goes.
05-26-2004, 01:51 AM #6
Use a lateral raise machine.
05-26-2004, 09:50 AM #7
you can do lat raises with a 90 degree angle in your elbow... sometimes i switch from straight are to that... try it and see if you cant make the mind muscle connection and work it that way.. good luck
05-26-2004, 11:13 AM #8
Thanks for the tips guys, and yeah I can do upright rows with no problem. Just frustrated that I couldn't do front and side laterals without the pain. I will take the advice from you all and see where it take me.
Last edited by doby48; 05-26-2004 at 11:30 AM.
05-26-2004, 11:18 AM #9
upright rows are great. they work both the rear and medial heads better for me than any other exercise.
05-26-2004, 01:25 PM #10Originally Posted by chrisAdams
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