Leaning Dumbbell Lateral Raise

The leaning dumbbell lateral raise is an isolation exercise that strengthens the entire shoulder. The leaning position creates leverage while maximizing the isolation on the shoulders throughout the movement.


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    Standing next to a squat rack, hold a dumbbell in hand farthest away from the rack, your arm at your side and your palm facing towards you. Grab the rack with your free hand for support.
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    Raise the dumbbell up to the side to shoulder height. Pause, then lower the weight to return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

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