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Lateral Dumbbell Raises Guide

Lateral Dumbbell Raises Guide

FEATURES

MUSCLES

Shoulders

EQUIPMENT

Dumbbells

DIFFICULTY

Easy

The lateral raises are excellent for developing shoulders, especially the deltoids in isolation.

MEDIA

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Grab a couple of dumbbells and stand upright with dumbbells hanging to your side with arms extended.

Start

Maintain a hammer grip on the dumbbells while keeping chest up and back straight while looking forward.

Movement

Lift the dumbbells up so that your arms and torso are 90 degrees from each other. No forcefully bringing or tossing the dumbbell up! Use lower weights if needed.

Slowly bring the dumbbells down to the starting position.

End

Once completing your set, re-rack the weights as needed or wipe down the equipment used.

TIPS

Use lower weights when you begin. This is an exercise that requires lots of isolated strength to prevent swinging and tossing the weights up and down! Controlled form and movement is critical to this exercise.

With isolated exercises, this is most effective with moderate to high repetitions with controlled movements.

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