Shoulder Exercises

Side Lateral Raise

Dumbbell lateral raises will help build strong shoulders and improve definition.

Side Lateral Raise - Step 1 Side Lateral Raise - Step 2


  1. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your abs tight, grasp a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing towards your body. Keep a slight bend in your knees as you raise your arms to the side until your palms face the floor. Hold this position briefly then lower slowly.


  • Try to feel as if you're leading with your elbows and keep your wrists lower than your elbows.
  • Resist the temptation to swing the weights. Your shoulders should do the lifting, not momentum.

Side Lateral Raise - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Shoulders
Secondary Muscle: None
Equipment Type: Dumbbell

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