Lateral Raise

Target area(s): shoulders

How to perform a lateral raise:

Stand with your feet approximately shoulder width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand.  Allow the dumbbells to hang down at your sides with your palm facing inward.


Raise both dumbbells toward the ceiling, stopping when your arms are parallel to the floor.  Hold for 1 second and return to the starting position.


Complete 3 sets of 12-16 reps, resting for 60 seconds in between each set.

3 Responses to “Lateral Raise”

  1. marla (Family Fresh Cooking) December 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    I did these earlier today! Thanks for the tip. Do you have any great adductor exercises for inner thighs???

    • Heather December 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

      I’ll work on an inner thigh exercise for the next lower body move of the day on Monday just for ya!

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  1. The Power of Pancakes « Get Healthy With Heather - December 30, 2009

    […] It snowed a ton last night and it’s still all over the ground this morning so I didn’t run like I’d hoped too.  Instead I did yesterday’s move of the day, and today’s move as well.  Today’s move of the day focuses on the upper body, and more specifically your shoulders — the lateral raise. […]

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