Single-arm lateral raise

The single-arm lateral raise is a shoulder exercise that targets the medial or middle head of the deltoid muscle. It's a staple strength-training move and is a great option for accessory work on upper-body training days. Hold on to a post for balance, or do it free-standing to challenge core strength and stability. It is usually performed for moderate to high reps, at least 8-12 reps per side, as part of the upper-body or shoulder-focused portion of a workout.


  1. Builds shoulder strength and size, even with light weights
  2. Can help create balanced shoulder development between sides
  3. Easy to increase range of motion by holding on to a post and leaning to the side
  4. Can create better mind-muscle connection than raises using two arms

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