Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise

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The dumbbell side lateral raise will really help to strengthen your shoulder muscles.

The shoulders muscle is known as the deltoid (delts for short) which was named after the Greek letter delta (triangle) due to it’s shape.

The shoulder has three distinct sets of muscle fibers. Which consist of the anterior, lateral and the posterior.

The side lateral raise is an isolation exercise that focus on the deltoids, primarily shoulder fiber.

The difference between isolation exercise compare to compound exercise, is that the isolation exercise will only focus on just the targeted muscle as for the compound exercise  focuses on different muscle during a exercise. 

With this exercise there are no other muscle that are targeted since this is an isolation movement. 

How to do the Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise

1. Start with your legs shoulder width apart and grab and place a dumbbell in each hand.

2. Hold the dumbbell on your side with your arms straight and palms facing your body.

3. Slow lift your arms away from you body with a slight bend in the elbow and your hands tilted slightly.

4. Raise the arms until they are parallel to the floor. Hold in this position for a few seconds.

5.. While inhaling, slowly lower your arms back to the starting position.

6. Repeat these step for 8 to 10 repetitions. 

Here is a great site for more Dumbbell workout. 

Watch the video below to make sure you are doing this exercise correctly

Dumbbell Workouts

Here are some great dumbbell workouts that you can try at home or at the gym which also include two free workout videos.

Below is a great 10 minutes upper body workout that will tone your arms, shoulders and upper back also this workout will include the side lateral raise.

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