Lateral Raise Machine

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Coach's Tips

This is a machine workout that targets the sides of your shoulders. By using a machine, even beginners can get the form correctly.

How to Lateral Raise Machine

Starting Position

1. Adjust the machine to fit your body size.

2. Sit on the seat and hold the handles with your arms extended straight out to the sides, parallel to the floor.

3. Make sure your arms are slightly bent and your wrists are in line with your forearms.

Proper Form

1. Exhale as you slowly raise the handles up towards the ceiling, squeezing your shoulder blades together as you do so.

2. Hold for a moment at the top of the movement and then inhale as you slowly lower the handles back to the starting position.

3. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you raise the handles up, and inhale as you lower them down.

2. Keep your breathing steady and controlled throughout the exercise.


1. Make sure your back remains in contact with the seat back at all times.

2. Keep your elbows slightly bent throughout the movement.

3. Avoid jerking or swinging the weight up and down.

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