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Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Shoulders

Detailed Muscle Group : Traps

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Dumbbell

Difficulty : Beginner

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How To Perform Exercise

The dumbbell lateral raise exercise helps build strong shoulders and muscle mass.

Steps :

1.) Start off standing up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart, keeping your abs tight and holding a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing towards your body.

2.) Slightly bend at your knees and then slowly raise your arms at your sides until your palms face the floor.

3.) Once you reach the top position, hold for a count, squeezing your shoulder muscles then return back to the starting position.

Tips :

1.) You want to feel as if you are leading with your elbows.

2.) Refrain from swinging the weights as that is improper form and your shoulders should do the lifting, not by momentum.