This shoulder exercise will work on both 3 muscles of your deltoïds/shoulders (posterior, lateral and anterior deltoïds) and on your trapezius. Don’t hesitate to have a look on my other article “The main muscle groups of your body” if you don’t remember where thes deltoïds are located.
How to perform the “Side lateral raise”:
Standing with a straight torso, with weights in both hands by your side. Straight arms along your body with the palms of your hands facing you.
Keep your back straight, brace your core, in order to stand still and straight. Then slowly lift the weights out to the side until your arms are parallel with the floor, with the elbow slightly bent. Don’t go over the parallel, you might injure your shoulders.
Then lower them back down, maintaining the slow down. You will find this harder but it will work more efficiently on your deltoïds.
If it is the first time that you are doing this exercise, I would recommend you to get used to the movements by doing side lateral raises firstly without weights.
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