Cable Lateral Raise: Muscles Worked & Technique

Cable Lateral Raise exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Cable Lateral Raises

Muscles worked in cable lateral raise

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Cable Lateral Raises

  • Grip a handle connected to the lower position on a cable pulley. Stand close to the pulley, with the arm holding the handle facing away from the machine.
  • With control, lift the handle outwards to your sides, until your upper arm is horizontal.
  • Lower the handle with control.
  • Repeat for reps.


This is an exercise where it is easy to pick a weight that is too heavy. Rather err on the lighter side, and strive for a strict form where you focus on getting good contact with your delts.

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