Cable Lateral Raise

Exercise / Shoulders

Cable lateral raise

The cable lateral raise is an effective exercise for targeting the lateral deltoids and improving shoulder strength and stability. It can be incorporated into your upper body or shoulder workout routine, or used as part of a full-body strength training program.

How to do:

Cable Lateral Raise

Starting Position: Attach a handle to the bottom of a cable machine, and grasp the handle with an overhand position.

Form: Exhale and lift your arm out to the side to about 90 degrees. Hold for a brief second and then slowly return to the starting position.

Personal Trainer Tips: During this shoulder exercise posture and form are very important.

As you get fatigued, there will be a tendency to either shrug your shoulders or tilt your hips and lower back in order to lift the weight.

Engage your abdominal muscles to stabilize your pelvis and lower back and keep your shoulder blades pulled down and back as you lift.

Cable Lateral Raise – Benefits

  • Cable lateral raise is the most popular shoulder development and strengthening exercise targeting the lateral deltoid.
  • Lateral raise exercise with cable machines provides constant tension and continuous resistance while lifting and lowering the weight. Because muscle growth and strength gains are directly dependent on how much the muscle is stretched during exercise, cable machines tire the muscles faster and provide greater strength gain.
  • Cable lateral raise strengthen the stabilizing muscles in your shoulders and improves your muscle balance. It is also one of the most effective isolated exercises for grow and shredded the shoulder heads.

Cable Lateral Raise – Muscles Worked

Target - Lateral Deltoid
Synergists - Supraspinatus
Synergists - Serratus Anterior
Synergists - Anterior Deltoid
Synergists - Trapezius
Rear Lateral Dumbbell Raise musle