Tip: Jettison Lateral Raises

For wide delts, overload the top half of this exercise with bands. Or use dumbbells plus bands. Drop the bands upon failure to extend the set.

A lateral raise performed with bands looks like an easy exercise, but it can be challenging. As you lift your arms, the band tension gets “heavier” – a form of accommodating resistance. And overloading the top range of the lateral raise is a great way to trigger new growth.

For fun, combine bands with dumbbells and use a jettison technique: release the bands once you reach failure and continue with just the dumbbells until there’s nothing left in the tank.