Lateral Shoulder Raise (Machine)

How to Machine Shoulder Lateral Raise

Machine shoulder lateral 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 the shoulders and upper torso.


: Shoulders (Side Delts)


: Beginner


: Machine


: Definition, Toning

How to do Machine Shoulder Lateral Raises:

Start Machine Lateral Raise Exercise

Machine Shoulder Lateral Raises Finish

  1. Sit on the lateral raise machine with the pad resting on top of your forearms. Select weight and make any adjustments to the seat according to your height.
  2. Keep your chest up, looking forward, and back straight before starting.
  3. Move your upper arms laterally until your upper arms are level to the floor, pushing away from your body.
  4. Pause at the top of each motion, then lower slowly back to starting position.
  5. Keep a constant contraction by not letting the weight stack touch until all reps are completed.

Demonstration Video:

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