Lateral Raise

Free Weights / Beginner

2 ratings

Equipment Needed

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 22.21 lb
    average weight
  • 120.00 lb
    best weight
  • 418
    times logged
  • #13
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Lateral Raise Weight

  • 25.19 lb
    average weight
  • 120.00 lb
    best weight
  • 307
    times logged
  • #14
    popularity rank

Average Male Lateral Raise Weight

  • 9.01 lb
    average weight
  • 20.00 lb
    best weight
  • 34
    times logged
  • #44
    popularity rank

Average Female Lateral Raise Weight

How to do the Lateral Raise:

Muscles Worked

Shoulders primary Muscles diagram

Details

The lateral raise is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the shoulders and to a lesser degree also targets the ...more

The lateral raise is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the shoulders and to a lesser degree also targets the .

The only lateral raise equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells. There are however many different lateral raise variations that you can try out that may require different types of lateral raise equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper lateral raise form is easy with the step by step lateral raise instructions, lateral raise tips, and the instructional lateral raise technique video on this page. The lateral raise is a push exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the lateral raise video, learn how to do the lateral raise, and then be sure and browse through the lateral raise workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep your abdominals tight and your waist stationary throughout.
  2. Rotate your palms slightly back (pinky finger upward and thumb downward) to intensify the move.
  3. 12 to 15 repetitions make a complete set.

Variations

  1. Sit on a bench instead of standing.
  2. Alternate sides in between repetitions.
  3. Try using an exercise band or cables.

Other Names

  • Deltoid Lateral Raise
  • Dumbbell Side Raise

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation

2 Reviews

  • AaronV
    over 3 years ago
    #

    A classic shoulder workout. For an extra tough workout, try to hold the dumbbells up while a buddy pushes down. That negative will really get the shoulders working.

  • NAC
    over 1 year ago
    #

    This Is an excellent free weight exercise for building your shoulders. The lat raise always gives me a great burn and it keeps me humble cause I always have to go relatively light in weight. If you want to make it a little more challenging try a static hold at the top of the move or try slowing down your lifting tempo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ieb8by50TI4 Like with any move keep you form good and stay safe! This one gets five stars!

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Keep your abdominals tight and your waist stationary throughout.
  2. Rotate your palms slightly back (pinky finger upward and thumb downward) to intensify the move.
  3. 12 to 15 repetitions make a complete set.

Variations

  1. Sit on a bench instead of standing.
  2. Alternate sides in between repetitions.
  3. Try using an exercise band or cables.

Other Names

  • Deltoid Lateral Raise
  • Dumbbell Side Raise

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation