How to Do Standing Dumbbell Bent Arm Lateral Raise
The dumbbell bent arm lateral raise should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the dumbbell bent arm lateral raise.
Beginning Bent Arm Lateral Raise
1. Maintain the angle at your elbows by pressing your elbows outward.
2. Raise your arms to the point where your upper and lower arms are parallel to the floor.
Bent Arm Lateral Raise Movement
1. Hinge at the hips and bend over, keeping your back straight, until your torso is parallel to the floor or close to it.
2. Allow the dumbbells to dangle beneath your sternum.
3. Raise your arms out to the sides until your arms are parallel to the ground.
4. Take them down gradually.
Bent Arm Lateral Raise Benefits
The rear lateral raise, also known as the bent-over lateral raise, is a strength and hypertrophy (growth in size) exercise for your rear deltoids. These are the small muscles that run along the backs of your shoulders.