Fit Form: Hinged Side Lift
Last deltoid post for awhile! I know the blog has been a little shoulder-crazy lately, but the shoulders are an oft-neglected muscle group that is very important for your overall health and appearance. Today, we will walk through a move that works the posterior deltoid muscles. The posterior deltoid muscles are usually the least utilized of your deltoid muscles, so you might want to do a little less repetition of this movement to avoid strain. The move we will be doing today to target these muscles is called the Hinged Side Lift.
We will begin the set-up similarly to that used for the Extended Front Small Lifts.
- From this position, making sure to keep your posture, hinge forward at the waist.
- The posterior deltoids form the visible back portion of the deltoid muscle.
- These muscles are used to move your arms horizontally, after the anterior and lateral deltoids have been utilized to help raise the arms to shoulder height.
- Keeping the arms straight, swim them up to the shoulders, then back to the starting position.
- Imagine your arms are moving through quicksand to keep the movements slow and focused via utilizing resistance.
- As you move, the shoulder blades will move towards the spine.
- Keep the core very tight to protect the lower back as you work on the posterior deltoids.
- The posterior deltoids are connected to the back, so you will feel this working the back as well. Try to focus specifically on the shoulders to tone this little-used area.
Please share any different moves you like to use to work the posterior deltoid muscles in the comments!