Commercial Lateral Raise Machine
The best suggested substituted for doing the lateral and side dumbbell raise is the commercial lateral raise machine. With this tool, you will be able to reduce pressure on the rest of your body that you are not hitting, and Lat Raise Machines will provide a lot of lumbar support with their backrest and padding. Some of the variants of this machine have off-centre cameras that also help balance the resistance while you raise your arms. This machine specifically targets the back and shoulder, muscle groups of the user.
Anterior deltoids are the muscle helps you keep the upward and downward movement of your arms while performing the lateral raise. They are greater in terms of mass compared to other arm muscles. They also help to keep your scapula stay flat opposite to your ribs.
The Supraspinatus muscle is situated deep within your shoulder, right beside the rotator cuffs. This particular muscle initiates shoulder abduction which helps jump-start the lateral raises in order for the deltoids to continue in heavy-lifting. It is best to keep in mind that this muscle, due to the small mass making it weak, to always start lateral raises very smoothly to lessen the stress on the muscle.
The Trapezius, this muscle takes off the work from the deltoids when your arms reach more than a 90-degree angle from the body, they are the ones which stop the shoulder from abducting as they elevate your shoulder girdle to maintain stability while raising your arms. The muscle is much less involved when performing movements when keeping your shoulder down. Also, the trapezius is placed across the back of your shoulds and your upper back.