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Lateral Raise With Barbell

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Human
muscles:DeltoidsMuscle
synergists:Hand FlexorsMuscle, Hand ExtensorsMuscle, TrapeziusMuscle, ObliquesMuscle
required:Barbell or EZ Bar
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (17)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • alternative exercise to the Lateral Raise With Dumbbells, also targets the obliques, to keep the posture upright and avoid swinging
  • additionally, the shoulder and forearm muscles are required more to keep the barbell horizontal

Starting Position

  • grasp a barbell or an ez-bar in the middle with one hand
  • the arm is hanging down at the side of your body
  • your posture is upright
  • the feet are shoulder width apart
  • you can hold the free arm at the hip or behind the back, so that there is no possibility for you to gain momentum

Correct Execution

  • lift the arm up to shoulder height
  • keep the weight in balance
  • afterwards, lower the arm again and go on to the next rep
  • you do not have to gain momentum
  • do several ones