Standing Lateral Raises - Tips, Pics, and Videos
Exercise: Standing Lateral Raises
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Other Muscles Worked:
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Type of Exercise: Isolation
Welcome to the full guide on how to perform Standing Lateral Raises from Built Fit. Below you will learn how to perfect your form and technique for this exercise. Be sure to read the information on how to start and perform the exercise and then view the images and video to see it in action. Built Fit stresses the importance on perfecting the form of Standing Lateral Raises before you begin adding additional weight.
Starting Position: Hold a pair of dumbbells while standing, with each one hanging to the side of your body with palms facing in. Keep your feet shoulder width apart.
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