I like that this exercise is in the middle of the shoulder which tends to make it a good overall, big bang for the buck type of exercise.
A lot of people like the deltoid point and this exercise will help beef up the middle portion of the shoulder to help provide that athletic muscular look. However, as with most changes in muscle growth, body fat levels do need to be low enough to see a big difference in definition.
The shoulder can be fragile so it is important to keep a tight core, shoulders back and remain in control of the weight at all times.
This is an isolation exercise so the weight will generally be lower and form is more important.
As with most exercise momentum can be an issue with shoulder raises. Keeping the body tight and still can really help isolate and lessen the opportunity of injury. Be careful!
Form & Safety
As always form and safety is extremely important. Injury is always possible. I have been doing movements like this for 26 years and adding weight is natural for me. Use caution and consult professionals. But keep in mind rule 2! Intensity is one of the rules I have lived by for over 26 years.
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