Hey guys! I've been reading the AM forums for over a year now, and am now finally making a post! (FU** bb.com its noobs teaching noobs I need real advice...)
I was training shoulders today, and an old tymer (63yr old, but decently built) was watching me do front raises. When I finished he came up to me and informed me I was very disproportionate, having very strong front and side, but weak rears(i never skip rear delts). I thought this was a little unfair because I was pumped up from DB shoulder press, and front raises, and hadn't touch my rears yet, but whatever.
He led to to try reverse flys on the cables, and dumbbell raises on my stomach with a slightly inclined bench. He showed me as if I had never heard of a rear delt before, and as if I even asked for his advice (I did not). Anyways I went along with it and he insisted that I use a supinated grip for both exercises.( he explained to me what that was as if I have never heard of "supinated" and pronated".)
I have never personally seen anyone use this sort of grip for rear delts, but then I guess I never paid attention, and plenty of gym goes leave out rear delts completely where I am from. I am used to doing the opposite, "pinky up" grip for front and side raises. I tried his way,and didn't notice a great difference and it felt a little awkward, I may just need to work on it more.
Anyone on here have any feedback? Do u all use a palms up thumbs out sort of grip for rear delts?