Side Lateral Raise
Upper Body Dumbbell Workout Video Series
The side lateral raise using dumbbells will really work and strengthen
your shoulder muscles.
The shoulder muscle is known as the deltoid named after the Greek
letter delta (triangle) due to it's shape.
There are three distinct sets of fibers in the shoulder. These are the
anterior, lateral (sometimes referred to as middle) and posterior.
The side lateral is an isolation move that focuses on the deltoids, primarily the lateral shoulder fiber.
isolation exercise, versus a compound exercise, will primarily
strengthen the focused muscle.
With this workout there are no additional muscles targeted since this
is an isolation movement.
So to get a complete upper body strengthening routine you want to
include other dumbbell exercises for the upper body.
Exercise #5 - Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise
Use the steps below to do this move
Stand with legs shoulder width apart and place a dumbbell in each
- Hold the dumbbells at your side with arms straight and
palms facing your body. This is the starting position.
- Lift your arms at the sides with a slight bend in the
elbows and with your hands tilted slightly forward.
- Raise the arms until they are parallel to the floor. Hold
in this position for a few seconds.
- While inhaling, slowly lower the arms to the starting
- Repeat these steps for several repetitions.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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