Dumbbell Lateral Raise: Muscles Worked & Technique

Dumbbell Lateral Raise exercise

Muscles Worked in Dumbbell Lateral Raises

Muscles worked in dumbbell lateral raise



How to Do Dumbbell Lateral Raises

  • Hold a pair of dumbbells, in almost straight arms hanging by your sides.
  • With control, lift the dumbbells outwards to your sides, until your upper arm is horizontal.
  • Lower the dumbbells 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 a good contact with your delts.

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