The plate lateral raise is an exercise targeting the side heads of the shoulder muscles or deltoids. It closely resembles the more popular dumbbell lateral raise, but is performed with light plates, making the movement slightly more difficult. It is usually performed for moderate to high reps as part of a shoulder or upper-body workout.
Great way to add variety to a shoulder workout
Using light weights allows for a slow, controlled movement
Develops the side deltoid heads with great specificity