Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the cable lateral raise exercise. You can also check out some more shoulder exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Cable Lateral Raise
To perform a set of cable lateral raise:
Stand perpendicular to the pulley (cable goes left to right across your
body), holding a D-handle in your right hand in a neutral grip in front of you. You should be standing tall
with your trunk in a neutral position.
Concentric (Upward) Motion
Keeping your arm straight, raise the handle out to the
right until your hand is at the height of your shoulder. Be aware of not leaning back and losing the
alignment of your body during the movment.
Pause at the top position for a 1 sec count while maintaining whole body
Eccentric (Lowering) Motion
Slowly lower the weight back down under control until
the dumbbells are against your thighs. Remember to breathe normally throughout the entire
Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number
of cable lateral raise repetitions before resting.
This completes one set of cable lateral raise.