I'm just looking for some tips and tricks from people who have been in the iron game for quite some time and have pretty awesome delt development, in terms of making it impossible to mess up side delt training (ie: hitting THEM and NOT front/rear delts or traps)
The info what I've gathered are as follows:
1) Biomechanically speaking, the side delt is put into the least efficient position when the humerus is pronated (ie: it works the hardest this way)
2) and the starting position of side raises should be behind your back, as that's the maximally stretched position of the side head
3) When doing the movement, you should raise it a LITTLE bit above shoulder level so as not to get the traps firing too much (if AT ALL)
4) DO NOT SHRUG THE SHOULDERS during the movement (try to think of reaching to the wall)
5) The strictest way to do the exercise and make it impossible to cheat with your traps is ON AN INCLINE BENCH set at 45 degrees or so
Does anyone else have some things to add to this?