Side Dumbbell Raise

Developing the Muscles of the Shoulder 

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1)      From a sitting or standing

position, grip a dumbbell

in each hand. You can

also use one dumbbell at

a time to better focus on

each individual movement.


2)      Lift one weight at a time

coming straight up in an

horizontal movement until

you’ve reached a level

just above your ear.


3)      Make sure to keep your

palms facing down through-

out the entire movement.


4)      Lower the weight slowly down to your hips.


5)      Try to have the dumbbells

level with each other

to build stability and



6)      The control of the dumbbell

is particularly important

to ensure balance and

stability of the muscle.


Muscles Worked:

Outside head of the Deltoids

With a secondary benefit

To the front and read heads