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Dumbbell lateral raise

Posted by Katie Frissell on Mar 13, 2018 6:31:43 PM
Katie Frissell





The seated dumbbell lateral raise is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the shoulders and to a lesser degree also targets the middle back and traps. 

The only seated dumbbell lateral raise equipment that you really need is the following: Dumbbells and flat bench.

Step 1: Grab a pair of dumbbells and sit at the end of a bench. Let dumbbells hang down at arm's length. Palms facing each other.

Step 2: Bend over at your hips until your torso is slightly above parallel to the ground. Back should be straight with a natural arch in the lower back.  Gaze should be looking a few feet in front.

Step 3: Begin exercise by raising arms straight out from your sides until they are in line with your shoulders, without moving your torso. Pause, then lower weight back down to starting position.

Step 4: Repeat for 3-4 sets of 10-12 repetitions.


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