Lateral Raises


Level:

Beginner

Type:

Isolated

Main Muscle:

Shoulders

Secondary Muscle:

Traps

Equipment:

Dumbbells

Instructions:

1) Whilst in a standing position, hold a pair of dumbbells at your side with your feet at shoulder width. Keep a slight bend in your knees and an arch in your lower back.


2) Exhale and raise the dumbbells to shoulder height (about the level of your neck). Keep your elbows slightly bent.


Avoid swinging the weight and only use your shoulders to control the dumbbells.


3) Inhale and slowly lower the dumbbells to your starting position.