Seated Lateral Raises

Here it is shown done standing instead of seated:

Starting Position: Hold a dumbbell in each hand while seated in a upright bench.  Each one hanging to the ground with palms facing in.  Keep your feet shoulder width apart and your back straight.

Performing the Exercise: Keep your arms straight as you lift your arms outward until the weights are a little above shoulder level. Slowly lower the weight back to your sides.

What not to do

  • Do not swing the weight up!


  • Keep your palms in the same position as you move the weight up and down
  • Keep your back straight, with no leaning forward
  • Keep your arms straight

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