Side-Lying Lateral Raise

The side-lying lateral raise increases strength and stability throughout the entire shoulder. This exercise more specifically targets the side deltoid.


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    Grab a dumbbell in one hand and lie on an incline bench on your opposite side. Grip the dumbbell firmly with your palm facing towards your body and allow the weight to rest on your upper leg.
  2. Side-Lying Lateral Raise
    Maintaining a slight bend in the elbow, raise the dumbbell until it is perpendicular with your upper body. Slowly return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid bending your elbow too much.
  • Avoid using momentum. Focus on moving in a slow and controlled fashion the entire time.