TRX lateral raise


About the Exercise:

  • You can perform this exercise at home or in the gym, as long as you have the versatile and very portable TRX system.
  • This exercise strengthens the shoulders, especially the front and sides of the shoulders.
  • Your core will also get a workout as it is activated to hold your body in proper alignment during the exercise.

How to Do the Exercise:

  • Adjust the TRX system so that it’s at its longest, then face the equipment, and grasp the handles with your hands at 45 degrees to the ground.
  • Lean back and walk your feet inward slightly. (The further inward you walk your feet, the harder the exercise will be.)
  • Place your feet together, with your weight pushed back onto your heels. Your heels, knees, hips, shoulders and head in a straight line. Your arms should be fully extended in front of you at shoulder height.
  • Tighten your abdominal muscles to keep your alignment, then raise your arms up into a “Y”. Your palms should be facing forward, and your arms fully extended.
  • Make sure that you don’t jerk your hips forward to perform the exercise. If you find yourself doing this, slide your feet backward a little. This will reduce the difficulty of the exercise.
  • Allow your arms to come forward to the start position with slow control before repeating the exercise for the required number of repetitions.


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