Lateral Raise - Instructions, Variations & Alternatives
Also known as
- Side Raise
- Shoulder Side Lift
- Lateral Fly
- Shoulder Abduction
How to perform
Lateral Raise - Starting Position
Lateral Raise - Muscle Under Tension
Set up & Starting position (standing, seated)
Hold a dumbbell in each hand by your sides, palms facing inwards. Pull your shoulders down and back , engage your core , keep your head facing forward and neck and spine neutral.
Lift weight out to the sides, going no higher than shoulder height, your body is forming a T shape.
Isometric hold (optional) - Hold for a second at the top of the movement.
Lower the weights slowly, without resting. Keep your arms away from your body to maintain the stress on your deltoids and repeat.