Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 Muscles Worked This lateral raise exercise works the muscles in your shoulders, including the lateral deltoid, anterior deltoid and trapezius muscles.? Getting Started Stand straight up with good posture. Make sure your shoulders are rolled back. Bend your knees slightly.? Place your arms down at your sides. Grasp the dumbbells in your hands with your palms facing your body. Remember not to use dumbbells that are too heavy for you.? If you're not used to lifting weight laterally, you can can do this exercise without dumbbells.? Perform the Exercise Now that you're standing in the start positon, you can begin doing the lateral raises.? * Bend your arms slightly at your sides. This bend is key to preventing injury and working the muscles correctly.? * Lift both arms straight up and out to the side by engaging your shoulder muscles.? * When your arms reach just above your shoulder level, hold them in place with control.? * If you're not using weights, keep your arms raised and move them up and down in slight movements. * Lower the arms down to the sides of your body to?the starting position. * For a full workout, repeat this movement in three sets with 15 repetitions.? Disclaimer:?There is no "one size fits all" approach to exercise, diet or weight loss. Please be aware that not all exercises are for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. To reduce your risk of injury, consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Mahalo's experts offer advice that is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/get-fit/upper-body-exercises-with-dumbbells/lateral-raises/
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