Underhand-Grip Rear Lateral Raise

The underhand-grip rear lateral raise helps increase strength and stability throughout the shoulders. Performing the exercise with an underhand-grip will place more emphasis on the rear deltoids and rotator cuffs.


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    Grab a set of dumbbells and stand up with your arms hanging down and palms facing each other. Keeping your back flat, bend at the waist to bring your torso parallel with the floor. Your arms should be hanging beneath your chest. Rotate your forearms at the elbows so that your palms are facing forward. This is your starting position.
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    Maintaining a slight bend in your elbows, raise your arms up, and out to the sides of your body until they are parallel with the ground. Pause, feel a squeeze in your shoulders, then slowly lower the weights back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not use momentum to lift the weights. Instead, control the motion throughout.
  • Avoid letting your elbows bend excessively during the motion.