Side Laterals Deltoid Exercise
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How To Do the Side Laterals Exercise

The side lateral raise using dumbbells is a quality exercise that does a great job in sculpting your deltoids because it focuses primarily on the medial heads of your deltoid muscles with secondary emphasis on your anterior deltoid muscles. It also works out your trapezius muscles to a smaller degree.

Method of Performance
  • Grab two dumbbells. You will want to use lighter dumbbells for this exercise. If it is your first time, try using very light dumbbells to get the feel for this exercise.
  • Hold the dumbbells with palms facing in (facing each other) and keep your shoulders back. I like to hold the dumbbells in front of me.
  • Raise the dumbbells to your sides with your elbows, palms always facing downwards towards the floor. Try not to lift the dumbbells above your shoulders.
  • Using the same movement, bring the dumbbells back to the starting position.
  • Remember to breathe. Exhale as you raise the weights, inhale as you lower.
I’ve also put together a video of how to do this exercise is done using very light weights and also with heavier weights. It’s not a great picture quality video of me and I also set the camera angle too low, but it shows you clearly how to do this exercise.

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