I have a few questions concerning the execution of DB lat raises. I'm not hoping so much for a mechanical description, but rather people's successes and failures with growth and/or injury prevention from the different ways of tweaking them. I'm looking for the optimal way to utilize them for me. I have very little experience with them and appreciate your feedback.
Angle of ascent. Obviously the weight is being lifted in a vertical plane. You can move directly in the same plane as your shoulder, slightly in front (cheating towards a front raise), or slightly behind. From my limited experience, I find slightly behind the most difficult, but I'm not 100% sure as to why, or if it's even a good thing. I've also read a few of you recommend doing them this way (behind the back) with a cable.
Angle of wrists. What are the advantages of leading the raise slightly with your pinky v. your index finger? Or just completely level? Is it a matter of emphasis?
Perhaps I'm overthinking things, but my thoughts are that now is a good time in my training career to start asking these kind of questions. I apologize in advance if this is an overly basic question. I was brought into the world of iron via anti-isolation trainers and have only recently been shown the light regarding their advantages--both in growth and prevention--thanks to my well-informed T-brothers.
Thanks in advance!