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How to Do Standing Cable Lateral Raise

The standing cable 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 standing cable lateral raise.


Beginning Lateral Raise Standing Cable

Raise both arms to shoulder height at the same time. Lower your arms to one-third of their original height, then raise them to shoulder height. After that, lower your arms halfway down and then raise them to shoulder height. Return your arms to their original positions at your sides.


Lateral Raise Standing Cable Movement

1. Stand next to a cable or Freemotion machine keeping your feet shoulder-width apart. Check to ensure that your knees are not locked. Instead, keep them slightly bent.

2. With your palm facing inward toward your body, reach across the front of your body to grasp the handle. Bring the handle to approximately the midline of your body. The cable should be parallel to your body. If it is not, step forward or back until it is.

3. Tighten your abdominals to support your torso. With your elbow very slightly bent, raise your arm across the body and up to shoulder height. At this point, your palm will be facing the floor. Bring your arm slowly back to the midline of your body, and repeat for the specified number of repetitions before changing sides.

4. Again, be sure that your core muscles are activated, and that your body is perfectly aligned. Your body should be upright, and there should be no leaning toward the sides. Your back should also never be arched or rounded


Lateral Raise Standing Cable Benefits

Perform this exercise in the gym.

This isolation exercise focuses specifically on the shoulder muscles. It strengthens and sculpts the muscle, and helps you build a deltoid cap, for sexy arms with nice muscle definition.

As a secondary benefit, your core muscles will be activated to stabilize your spine and torso during the exercise.

Exercise Aliases

Free Motion Machine Exercises.

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