Standing Alternating Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Standing Alternating Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise

Each standing alternating dumbbell side 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 this standing alternating dumbbell side lateral raise.

Beginning

Beginning Db Side Lateral Raise

Step 1: Once you are comfortable with this exercise you can make it more challenging by alternating your arms, instead of raising them both at the same time.

Movement

Db Side Lateral Raise Movement

1. Stand with your feet facing forward and shoulder-width apart. The DBs will be in your hands, with your arms hanging down at your side. Draw up the spine so that you are standing straight, and your neck is aligned with your shoulders, hips, knees and feet.

2. Tighten up the core muscles to support the spine and back, then raise your arms to the side up to shoulder level. Your elbows should be extended, and your wrists in line with your forearms. Your palms should be facing toward the ground.

3. Bring your arms back to your sides and repeat for the required number of repetitions.

4. Make sure that your body doesn't rock back and forth during the exercise, and that you're not using momentum to throw the weight up.

Benefits

Db Side Lateral Raise Benefits

Perform this exercise at home or in the gym.

It works the muscles in your shoulder, especially the middle portion of your shoulder.

Your core muscles will also be activated to support your spine and back while you are performing the exercise.

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