How to do Dumbbell Lateral Raise
Starting Position: Position your hands with your palms facing your body.
Form: Exhale and raise your arms out to the side until you get to about 90 degrees. Hold briefly at the top and then slowly return to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: Move in a slow and controlled manner so that momentum does not take over.
Be mindful of the position of your head. Keep your chin tucked and your neck in good alignment. Resist the urge to let your head fall forward.
Be mindful of the position of your shoulders. You should not shrug your shoulders as you lift towards the sides. If you feel your shoulders lifting like during a shrug, try using a lighter weight.
Dumbbell Lateral Raise Benefits
- Lateral raise is the most popular shoulder development and strengthening exercise targeting the lateral deltoid.
- 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.
Dumbbell Lateral Raise – Muscles Worked
Target - Lateral Deltoid
Synergists - Supraspinatus
Synergists - Serratus Anterior
Synergists - Anterior Deltoid
Synergists - Trapezius