Compared to other free-weight lateral raise variations, this exercise puts the deltoid under tension for a greater portion of the range of motion, making each rep more effective. It also places greater overload at the top of the movement.

The Lean-Away Lateral Raise

Since the lean-away lateral raise is a unilateral (one-limbed) movement, it facilitates the recruitment of high threshold motor units in lifters with a large strength deficit, in beginners, and in long-limbed individuals.

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