Primary muscles: Posterior deltoid (shoulders)
Secondary muscles: Shoulders, upper back, chest, arms
Exercises for the opposite muscles: Dumbbell lateral raise, dumbbell front raise
BENT OVER LATERAL RAISE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Grab a set of dumbbells and bend your torso, until your chest is nearly parallel to the floor.
2. Raise your arms out to the sides as you lift the dumbbells.
3. Once both arms are parallel to the floor, pause, and then slowly lower them to the starting position.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
While doing the bent over lateral raise keep your knees and elbow joints loose and slightly bent, and keep your head in line with your back. Breathe out as you lift the dumbbells and maintain your torso stationary and your core engaged.
The bent over lateral raise targets the posterior portion of your shoulders and also your upper back muscles. This is a great exercise to add to an upper body strengthening routine when your goal is to tone and sculpt your shoulders, arms and back.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the bent over lateral raise, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: