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Machine Lateral Raises (Shoulder Flys) Guide

  1. Exercise Type: Isolation - focuses on targeting and isolating specific muscle groups, allowing for targeted muscle development.
  2. Targeted Muscle Groups:
    • primary: lateral deltoid
    • secondary: trapezius, back deltoids, front deltoids
    • tertiary: biceps, brachiallis, brachioradialis
    • quaternary: forearm, rotator cuff

How to perform?

Machine lateral raises are an isolation exercise that targets the lateral deltoid, which is the middle head of the shoulder muscle. This exercise is performed on a machine that allows you to lift the weight using your lateral deltoids by abducting your arms out to the side. The anterior and posterior deltoids, trapezius, and other supporting muscles are also engaged as secondary and tertiary muscles. Machine lateral raises can be a valuable addition to shoulder workouts and can help to improve shoulder strength and stability.

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