I have two questions:
- In which circumstances do you program/recommend a unilateral exercise, such as a Meadows Row or single-arm DB row, as opposed to a bilateral exercise (Pendlay Row or Barbell Row in this case)?
Although I can obviously go much heaving with barbell back/rowing exercises, I feel a much better contraction with unilateral rowing exercises, especially on the bottom portion.
- Regarding Bent Over Rear Delt Raises, what would you recommend for those who unwillingly strain their necks during the exercise?
I can’t for the life of me prevent my neck from working on this one, though the rear delts indeed do work. This also applies to a lesser extent to the front and lateral raises. Using a bench does help a bit, but I imagine that the best solution for this would be a rear delt machine (which my gym doesn’t have)?