How To: Lateral Raises
Lateral raises are an isolating shoulder exercise which targets the mid part of the deltoid muscle group. This exercise will give definition and tone to your shoulders as well as providing a good burn!
To perform this exercise, hold a pair of dumbbells in front of you. Bend your elbows slightly - the straighter your arms, the harder the exercise will be. Beginners should use a 90-degree angle in the elbow. Raise your arms, leading from the elbow, keeping your hands and wrists straight. Raise your arms until your elbows and wrists are in line with your shoulders; there should be a 90-degree angle between the forearm and shoulder. Take your time with this exercise and really feel the burn in the outer part of the shoulder.