[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
I have the same problem. I’ve found shortening my ROM on dumbbell laterals helps.[/quote]
Lots of people seem to like short ROMs, especially kicking up the reps “Meadows style”.
I actually get a better feeling with the opposite, a full ROM and holding the peak contraction for a legit one-one-thousand count. Legit as in, both arms parallel to the ground and holding that position with zero movement for a deliberate pause, not just a quick half-beat, before lowering.
Bumping up the TUT with that contraction isn’t so much about taking the traps out of the movement, but increasing the actual work done by the delts.[/quote]
Yeah I find too low and it makes my rotator cuff feel funny (think I read somewhere that the first few degrees of a lateral raise is all infraspinatus anyway, which might explain that). It’s one of the reasons I don’t do those heavy partials people do. Makes my shoulders feel awful.
I do the same pause at the top thing you do, too.