Stretching Of Deltoids Anterior

stretching of deltoids anterior beams

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff.

Standing legs spreads to shoulers width. Your arms stretched behind your back with your fingers crossed. Push your arms as far back as possible and raise your arms slowly. Pull out your torso and try to touch your torso with your chin.

Keep this position for 10-20 seconds.

This exercice mainly stretches deltoid anterior beams, pectoralis major (chest) and brachii biceps. This exercice stretches a little bit the brachial, brachio-radial and all wrist’s muscles extensor.

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High Pulley Lateral Extensions

high pulley lateral extensions

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff.

Standing in front of pulleys. Keep your arms stretched forward to take the right handle with your left hand and take the left handle with your right hand :

  • Inhale and spread your arms, keeping your arms outstretched. Expire at the end of the movement.

  • Back to the starting position by controlling the movement.

This exercice works deltoids, mainly posterior beams, infraspinatus and teres minor. At the end of movement (when shoulder blades approach), this exercice works trapezius and rhomboids.

Note : For people who have shoulders forward because of chest muscles, do this exercice and use the machine that works rear shoulders help to rebalance posture.

To straighten shoulders, it’s necessary to use moderate weights to stay focused on the end of movement to tighten shoulder blades properly.

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One Arm Rear Deltoid Fly With Cable

One Arm Rear Deltoid Fly With Cable

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff.

Place the pulley at your waist and place your body in profil in relation to the machine. Take the handle and stick your arm along your body with your elbow flexed and your forearm against your stomach :

  • Do an external rotation of your arm trying to keep your arm against your body and your elbow flexed

This exercice work mainly infraspinatus, teres minor and a little bit deltoid posterior beams. If at the end of the movement you bring your shoulder blade to the center of your body, you will also work rhombroids and middle and lower portions of your trapezius.

This exercice is often recommended for rehabilitations after a tear or partial removal of infraspinatus. For rehabilitations, this exercice is do with very light weight.

Note : This exercice is also used to target work on deltoid posterior beams. To do this, you have to take off your arm of your body slighty and extend your elbow at the end of the movement.

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Low Pulley Bent Over Lateral Raises

low pulley bent over lateral raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff.

Standing, your feet apart with your legs slightly bent. Bent your bust forward with your back straight. Lets hang your arms and take a handle in each hand for cables to cross :

  • Inhale and raises your arms to the horizontal

  • Exhale at the end of the movement

This exercice mainly works deltoid posterior beams. Trapezius and rhombroid also work a little bit when you bring your shoulder blades together.

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Side-Lying Lateral Raise

side Lying Lateral Raise

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff.

Lying on the side, on the floor or on a bench with a dumbbell on your hand in pronation :

  • Inhale and raise your arm to the vertical
  • Exhale at the end of the movement

When you do « standing » raise, you work the muscle to a maximal intensity at the end of the movement when your arms are horizontal. With this exercice, you work your deltoid in another way. You work the muscle to a maximal intensity at the beginning of the movement. Long sets of 10 to 20 reps give better results

Note :

supraspinatus

This movement works the supraspinous, muscle acting mainly in the start of raise. By changing the start position (dumbbell placed in front of your thigh, on you thigh or behind your thigh), you can work all deltoid’s beams.

To have more intensity, you can do this movement in continious tension without putting the dumbbell on your thigh.

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Front Raise

front raises anatomy dumbbell shoulder

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff.

front raises anatomy dumbbell shoulder

Standing with your legs slightly apart. Take a dumbbell in each hand in pronation. You can keep dumbbells on your thighs or on the side :

  • Inhale and make an alternate raise of your arms forward (or antepulsion) until your eyes level.

  • Exhale at the end of movement

front raises anatomy dumbbell shoulder

This exercise work mainly deltoid’s anterior beams, clavicular beam of the pectoralis major and a little less the rest of deltoid. In all arm raise movements, scapula fixators (shoulder blades) on rib cage such as anterior serratus and rhomboids, are also used allowing humerus to tilt on a stable support.

front raises anatomy dumbbell shoulder

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Low Pulley Lateral Raises

low pulley lateral raises

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and there is good stuff.

Standing with the handle in your hand. Your arm along your body :

  • Inhale and raise your arm to the horizontal

  • Exhale at the end of the movement

low pulley lateral raises anatomy shoulder

This exercise mainly works deltoid lateral (middle) beams. Deltoid is composed of several beams : anterior, lateral and posterior. This is why it’s important to vary the working angles to work all beams.

low pulley lateral raises anatomy shoulder

anatomy shoulder

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