Dumbbell Lateral Raise

The dumbbell lateral raise is an isolation exercise that strengthens the entire shoulder with an emphasis on the sides of the deltoid muscles.


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    Standing in a shoulder-width stance, grab a pair of dumbbells with palms facing inward and let them hang at your sides.
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    Raise your arms out to the sides until they're at shoulder level. Pause, then lower the weights back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid using momentum to move through the exercise. Focus on moving in a slow and controlled fashion with each rep.
  • Avoid bending your arms throughout the movement. Try to keep your arms as straight as possible.