Target muscle: Lateral Deltoid
Synergists: Anterior Deltoid, Supraspinatus, Middle and Lower Trapezii, Serratus Anterior
Stand holding a dumbbell in each hand, with the dumbbells hanging down by your sides.
Bend forward a little at the hips.
Eternally rotate your shoulders so that your thumbs point out diagonally.
Keeping your elbows slightly bent, exhale as you raise both upper arms out to the sides until your elbows are level with your shoulders.
Hold for a count of two.
Inhale as you lower the dumbbells to the starting position.
Repeat for the recommended number of repetitions.
Keep a natural curvature of the spine.
Keep your body still; only your arms should move.
Do not swing the dumbbells or let them drop down by your sides.
Use the dumbbell lateral raise to strengthen and build your anterior and lateral deltoids, which will give you broad shoulders.
Perform the dumbbell lateral raise one arm at a time to get more stabilizer muscles in your core involved and help you to develop unilateral upper-body strength.