Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the dumbbell lateral raise exercise. You can also check out some more shoulder exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Dumbbell Lateral Raise
To perform a set of dumbbell lateral raise:
Stand with 2 dumbbells at your sides in a neutral grip position. You
should be standing tall with your trunk in a neutral position.
Concentric (Upward) Motion
Keeping your arms straight, raise the dumbbells out to
the side until they are at the height of your shoulders. 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 dumbbell lateral raise repetitions before resting.
This completes one set of dumbbell lateral raise.