Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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Coach's Tips

This is a workout that targets the sides of your shoulders. By working on the sides of your shoulders, you can achieve a wider frame of your upper body.

How to Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent.

2. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your arms by your sides and your palms facing inward.

Proper Form

1. Keeping your chest up and core engaged, lift the dumbbells out to the sides in a controlled manner.

2. Raise the dumbbells until they are level with your shoulders, and then lower them back down to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. As you lift the dumbbells up, take a deep breath in.

2. As you lower the dumbbells back down, exhale.


1. Avoid locking your elbows at the top of the movement.

2. Do not allow your back to arch during the exercise.

3. Keep your core engaged throughout the exercise.

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