Seated dumbbell lateral raise

The seated dumbbell lateral raise is an exercise that targets the shoulder muscles, particularly the medial or middle head of the deltoids. Performing it on a bench helps enforce strict form and eliminate swinging or using momentum to move the weights. Lateral raise variations are usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of the upper-body or shoulder-focused portion of a workout.


  1. Builds muscle and strength in the shoulders
  2. Targets the side heads of the shoulder with great specificity
  3. Builds shoulder width and the V-taper appearance
  4. More effective at targeting the medial head than overhead press variations
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Seated dumbbell lateral raise muscle diagram