I have been seeking the perfect form for lateral raise. There are many variations recommended by this website along with other sites/magazines. I tried performing each recommended technique but I would like to hear from you guys which one you think it's the best.
Lateral Raise A - Arms facing your and completely straight. Raise dumbells until they are parallel to the shoulders without moving wrists.
Lateral Raise B - Arms facing thighs and completely straight Raise dumbells until they are parallel to the shoulders but twish the wrists until they are facing downwards
Lateral Raise C - Arms on thighs and elbows slightly bent. Raise dumbells while the elbows are still bent but
twist the wrist until they are facing downwards facing downwards
Lateral Raise D - Arms on the side of the thighs but with palm facing outwards as if you are in a bicep curl position. Lift both arms to the side without bending your elbows.
Lateral Raise E - in a hammer curl position with elbows bent at 90 degrees. Lift arms to side and twist the wrist till it's facing downwards.
That's all I could think of now. There are just too many variations for this particular excercise. I tried experimenting with each and I like the version C the best. However, I also feel my back is slightly worked while doing C. My form could be bad but i do not swing the weights or use my body weight for extra momentum.
I just need to know if I'm doing the right type of lateral raise for maximum growth. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
Thread: Lateral Raise