How to do a Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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About Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Sets Logged
1,626,731
Popularity Rank
63rd
Difficulty
Beginner
Shoulders Strength
98 mSCORE 5th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

An isolation exercise using dumbbells to raise the arms sideways, targeting the deltoid muscles.

  1. Stand in an upright posture with your feet at shoulder-width apart.
  2. Hold a pair of dumbbells next to your hips with your palms facing in.
  3. Brace your core by breathing into your stomach and flexing your abdominal muscles.
  4. Keeping your elbows slightly flexed and your back straight, raise the dumbbells out laterally with a slight upward rotation until you reach shoulder height.
  5. Control the dumbbells as you return to the starting position.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    7.5
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    10
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    10
    lbs
    12.5
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    10
    lbs
    12.5
    lbs

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