Lateral Deltoid Raise - Free Weight
Other types of Lateral Deltoid Raise: Machine Resistance Tube Stability Ball
Stand with your knees slightly bent, engage your abs, and slightly retract your scapulae. Lengthen your spine and broaden your chest.
Lift the dumbbells to the sides of your body, palms down. Pause at shoulder height, then lower slowly to the starting position.
Lateral deltoid, Anterior deltoid, Supraspinatus, Middle and lower trapezius, Serratus anterior
TIP: Bend your elbows slightly to engage your deltoids and involve your biceps as little as possible.
Variations for Lateral Deltoid Raise
Using dumbbells for this exercise allows your arms to move with more freedom so you can customize the movement to what feels best to your arms.
A more advanced version of the seated deltoid fly.
Using a bar for this exercise may allow you to lift slightly more weight than with dumbbells, and still allows you the freedom to move in a manner feels best to your arms.
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