If you’re looking for a rear deltoid exercise that fully taxes the entire posterior chain from head to toe, crushes the grip, and also fixes your bent over lateral raise mechanics then you’ll want to give these a try. Performing lateral raises on a glute ham raise station not only targets the glutes, hamstrings, spinal stabilizers, and postural muscles but the torso position ends up being perfectly parallel to the floor making it impossible to cheat the movement. As a result your rear deltoids will get absolutely scorched from this variation. Here's one of my football athletes Nick England showing how it's done.
In fact most individuals end up using excessive body english and an overly upright torso position when performing bent over lateral raises. As a result they use their traps, upper back, and side deltoids more than the rear portion of the shoulders. Performing these on a glute ham raise station completely eliminates these issues.
Add in the dumbbell pinch grip protocol and this further helps to eliminate momentum and cheating that are all too-common with lateral raises. As a result the lifter has better mechanics and more controlled and packed shoulder positioning.
Although you’ll have to substantially decrease the load you would typically handle on bent over lateral raises, the stimulation to the targeted musculature will be well worth the temporary decrease in weight. Just be prepared for a serious burn followed soon thereafter by some serious functional strength and hypertrophy gains in the rear deltoids. As an added bonus you’ll also experience improved posture and spinal alignment, not to mention seriously strong grip.
If you’re looking for a training program and instructional guide that teaches you how to incorporate different movements such as these into your training routine, check out my Complete Templates Series at https://www.advancedhumanperformance.com/ahp-complete-series-template/