Bent-Over Lateral Raise

Exercise for shoulders and trapezius muscles

Bent Over Lateral Raise Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Standing with knees slightly bent, bust bent forward, almost parallel to the ground, keeping your back straight and your head in line with your spine. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing each other.


Slowly lift and move the dumbbells away from each side of your body in an arc with your arms. Contract for a moment in the raised position before returning to the initial position.

Equipment required


Main muscles

Deltoid muscles (mainly the posterior bundle)

Secondary muscles

Trapezius muscles