Primary muscles: Middle deltoid (shoulders)
Secondary muscles: Shoulders, upper back, chest, arms
Exercises for the opposite muscles: Bent over lateral raise, dumbbell front raise
DUMBBELL LATERAL RAISE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Grab a set of dumbbells and stand straight.
2. With your palms facing down, lift the dumbbells and raise your arms out to the sides.
3. Once your elbows are at shoulder height, pause, and then slowly lower the arms back to the initial position.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
While doing the dumbbell lateral raise exercise keep your core engaged, your back straight and face front. Inhale as you lower the dumbbells and maintain your elbows and your knees slightly bent.
Adding the dumbbell lateral raise to your workout routine helps to shape and sculpt the middle portion of your shoulders. This exercise also strengthens your arms, upper back and chest.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the dumbbell lateral raise, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: