How to Do Standing Dumbbell Single Arm 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.
Step 2: Another more challenging variation would be to complete all the repetitions with one arm, before working on the other arm.
Beginning Db Single Arm Lateral Raise
1. This exercise targets the lateral head of the deltoids.
2. Stand with feet hip-width apart and knees aligned over the second toe.
3. Maintain neutral hips which allow for a neutral spine during this exercise.
4. Knees should remain in line with shoulders.
5. Lift one arm with a dumbbell in a controlled movement to the shoulder. Do not drop back to the start position.
6. Return to start position in a controlled manner. Alternate.
Db Single Arm 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.
Db Single Arm 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.