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Side Lateral Raise

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



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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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Jun 24, 2012 9:12 AM: Concentration is key to get the best out of this exercise.



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Apr 9, 2012 10:31 AM: Nice exercise. Go light and use proper form.



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Mar 28, 2012 2:33 PM: Don't let your wrists go higher than your elbows.



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Aug 14, 2011 6:32 AM: in love



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May 14, 2011 12:49 PM: If you have no indication of shoulder injury or any history of such, this exercise can be both explosive, "adrenalinistic", dynamic and significally less...well..boring: Cheat! Add 20-30 % to your comfort weights, bend slightly (1-2 inches) forward, decrease the radius of the movement and...+See More



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