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Lateral Raise

Key Points:

  • Adjust pivot points to shoulder height and grips to the bottom.
  • With a slight bend, raise elbows up to shoulder height.
  • Lower until elbows are near sides, then repeat.

Common Mistakes:

  • Hinging from the hips to use momentum.
  • Raising too far past shoulder height.
  • Elbows being behind the torso.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Secondary Muscles:
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Shoulders, Traps

Similar Exercises

Start by adjusting the pivot point to be at shoulder height. Adjust the handles on both sides to be as low as possible. Hold both handles and stand with feet shoulder width.

With a slight bend in your arms bring your elbows upwards to approximately shoulder height. Then slowly retract to just before the start position. Maintain a consistent bend in the elbows throughout. Your elbows should stay roughly in line with your hips on the way up and down. Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.

Avoid hanging from the hips to help raise the weights upwards or lifting your hands too far above your shoulders.

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