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Side Lateral Raise

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Side Lateral Raise Guide

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. Pick a couple of dumbbells and stand with a straight torso and the dumbbells by your side at arms length with the palms of the hand facing you. This will be your starting position.
  2. While maintaining the torso in a stationary position (no swinging), lift the dumbbells to your side with a slight bend on the elbow and the hands slightly tilted forward as if pouring water in a glass. Continue to go up until you arms are parallel to the floor. Exhale as you execute this movement and pause for a second at the top.
  3. Lower the dumbbells back down slowly to the starting position as you inhale.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variation: This exercise can also be performed sitting down.



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10/10

Nov 7, 2014 9:14 AM: great for shoulders



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Oct 17, 2014 5:10 AM: Agree with the comment below - The demo is incorrect. Your elbows should always be slightly higher than your hands and your pinky should point up at a 45-degree angle. Do not work your wrists!



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Oct 10, 2014 1:31 AM: What is up with the demo video? Isn't he doing them totally wrong? I thought you're supposed to pull with your elbows and avoid your wrists ever going higher than the elbows?



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May 20, 2014 2:41 PM: n/c



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May 19, 2014 10:35 PM: I believe I have a seriously injured rota-tor cuff, so I have to go extremely light.

Can working this muscle out help in rehabbing my rota-tor cuff?



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Feb 19, 2014 4:13 PM: I do them seated to avoid cheating. Focused on getting good contraction. That's the key.



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8/10

Jan 18, 2014 7:17 PM: work out for 1 hour, 2 reps of each excercise. Felt good after finishing



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8/10

Jun 17, 2013 10:20 AM: While doing this exercise , i sometimes feel a stretch kinda at rear neck (lower portion).
Should this happen or i am doing it wrong ?



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Apr 21, 2013 8:06 AM: this will make you W I D E !!!



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Jun 30, 2012 4:34 PM: the MUST-DO exercise for the mid-delt... this movement is all about concentration



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