Bent Over Lateral Raise

Rear delts
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Coach's Tips

It's one of the best workouts that targets the hind part of the shoulder.

How to Bent Over Lateral Raise

Starting Position

1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, slightly bend your knees and hinge forward from your hips so your torso is at an angle parallel to the ground.

2. Take a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing each other.

Proper Form

1. While keeping your torso stationary, lift the weights up to your side, maintaining your upper arms parallel to the ground.

2. Squeeze your shoulder blades together at the top of the movement and pause for a moment.

3. Slowly lower the weights back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower the weights and exhale as you lift them up.


1. Do not swing your torso while lifting the weights as this will reduce the effectiveness of the exercise.

2. Do not use too heavy weight as this may cause you to swing your torso and also increase the risk of injury.

3. Do not lock your elbows at the top of the movement as this will put unnecessary strain on the elbow joint.

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