When doing lateral raises as i add weight i find i have to bend my elbows more and more. Is this “Cheating”? do you lose benefits from the movement by not have your arms straight out to the sides?
I’ve seen videos of top bodybuilders doing lat raises with crazy amounts of weight, and they always seem to have close to a 90 degree bend at the elbow.
In order for me to keep my arms straight I would likely have to cutt the weight in half at least and end up doing endless reps.
For some reason this doesn’t hold true if i use the cable cross over to do 1 arm lateral raises though. Is that the option i should take, or is it ok do bend at the elbow?