Dumbbell Side Lateral Raises

Free Weights Forearms (Wrist) Shoulder: Side

This exercise focuses on working the medial deltoid (side shoulder) muscle.


  1. Stand with feet slightly apart, and your back straight. Your arms should be hanging at your sides about a foot away from your body. Face your palms inward holding a dumbbell in each hand.

  2. As you exhale, raise the dumbbells at your sides, keeping your elbows slightly bent.

  3. Continue to raise dumbbells until they are level with your shoulders. Inhale and lower arms slowly to the starting position. This completes one rep.

  4. Do 12-15 reps or as desired.
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