TRAIN WHAT YOU EXPECT TO
The lateral raise is a machine intended to train the medial deltoid which is exactly what Cybex does in the VR3. The location of the medial deltoid varies from person to person and most lateral raise machines are not designed to accommodate these differences. Cybex has designed the Lateral Raise to align the muscle with the movement so that users are training the muscle they expect to.
EASY ON THE SHOULDER
The padded arms are angled slightly to encourage a "neutral" shoulder position and to eliminate external rotation (undesirable in this movement). A floating handgrip helps locate the user's forearm and provides consistent positioning.
STRENGTHENS THE CORE
VR3 uses a standard seated user positon that allows even an inexperienced user to maintain a stable and consistent position throughout the movement. Also, because there is no chest pad, the core musculature is strengthened because it is forced to maintain the body's stabilization. The gas assisted seat adjusts for user height.