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Lateral Raise

(5.00)
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Human
muscles:DeltoidsMuscle
synergists:TrapeziusMuscle
required:Dumbbells (2)
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (17)
Starting PositionExecution

Starting Position

  • pick up two dumbbells with neutral grip, hold them in front of your thighs
  • the palms of the hands point to each other
  • the feet are shoulder width apart
  • bend your knees and elbows a little
  • your back is straight, bend your upper body forwards a bit

Correct Execution

  • lift the dumbbells at the sides of your body up in a bow until they are parallel to the ground
  • make sure that the elbows are always higher than the weights during the movement
  • hold the position for a moment (if you cannot hold the weights up, they are too heavy)
  • let the dumbbells sink down again slowly
  • do not swing back and forth with your upper body
  • repeat the shoulder exercise

tip for the workout

  • if you turn the thumbs downwards a little, you can require the deltoid a little more
  • bring the weights up above your head, if you want to train the upper chest and the front part of the deltoid