Watch fitness expert James Grage discuss the difference between the overhead lateral raise versus the behind lateral raise.
The behind the neck barbell shoulder press, are done in an effort to put more emphasis on the side delts to get more shoulder width. This exercise leaves your shoulders prone to injury, putting strain on your rotator cuff muscle, tendons & ligaments. Instead of doing your barbell presses behind the next opt for the regular barbell press or military press, but use better technique to maximize effectiveness. Make sure to sit upright and keep your forearms parallel with your torso.