Like the title says, what do you think is the best anterior deltoid exercise?
I've got some great exercises for the front and medial heads, but lack a real muscle breaker for the anterior. I've been using rear presses, but I've seen (in another thread) that they may be bad for the shoulder joints.
For a BB lift try a Bent Row but instead of bringing it to the stomach(working lats) bring it to the upper chest region to focus on the rear delts and traps.<<same concept as a DB lateral but with a BB.
I also read somewhere that if you combo a BB shrug and a Bent row it hits the traps or rear delts awsome, depending on your stance. I use em for traps every so often and they really hit em hard. Play around with the stance and start light so you can figure it out. Once in the stance try to pull like an upright row but you wont be able to get as high-to much weight.
Also SF brought up a great point focus on your form and pull with the elbows, dont curl your rows.
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some good suggestions were already made, but here is another one...
Dumbell bent laterals, but with your arms totally straight and palms face to the rear throughout the movement, so that when you raise the weight your pinkie is facing the ceiling and your thumb is facing the floor. Use VERY light weight and raise to just shoulder height.
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As for why I'm looking for a good posterior deltoid exercise, I'm making it a point to hit every muscle with its own exercise. Yes, I know that my posterior delt gets hit by many other exercises (Bench Press, T-Bar Row, etc.) but I want every muscle to get hit by it's own best exercise.