Dumbbell Lateral Shoulder Raise

How to Dumbbell Lateral Shoulder Raise

Dumbbell lateral shoulder raises (or side shoulder raises) focus primarily on the side deltoids. They also hit the traps (upper back) and are a great excise for defining your shoulders and upper torso.


: Shoulders (Side Delts)


: Beginner


: Dumbbells


: Definition, Toning

How to do Dumbbell Lateral Shoulder Raises:

Start Dumbbell Lateral Raise Exercise

Dumbbell Lateral Shoulder Raise Finish

  1. Select dumbbells and stand upright with the dumbbells by your side, palms facing inward. This exercise can be completed in either a standing or seated position.
  2. Keeping your torso stationary, lift the dumbbells up from your side with a slight bend in your elbow and your hands slightly tilted as if pouring water into a glass.
  3. Pause at the top of each motion. Lower the dumbbells back down slowly to your sides. You are using too much weight if you have to use a “swinging” motion to raise the weight back up.
  4. Repeat exercise for the suggested number of repetitions.

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