Dumbbell Lateral Raise: Muscles Worked & Technique

Dumbbell Lateral Raise exercise

Muscles Worked in Dumbbell Lateral Raises

Muscles worked in dumbbell lateral raise

Primary

Secondary

How to Do Dumbbell Lateral Raises

  1. Hold a pair of dumbbells, in almost straight arms hanging by your sides.
  2. With control, lift the dumbbells outwards to your sides, until your upper arm is horizontal.
  3. Lower the dumbbells with control.
  4. Repeat for reps.

Commentary

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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