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.

An 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 correctly.
  1. Stand with legs shoulder width apart and place a dumbbell in each hand. 
  2. Hold the dumbbells at your side with arms straight and palms facing your body. This is the starting position.
  3. Lift your arms at the sides with a slight bend in the elbows and with your hands tilted slightly forward.
  4. Raise the arms until they are parallel to the floor. Hold in this position for a few seconds.
  5. While inhaling, slowly lower the arms to the starting position. 
  6. Repeat these steps for several repetitions.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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