Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Exercise Execution Guide for Strong Shoulders & Trapezius Muscles

Dumbbell Lateral Raise Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Standing with feet about shoulder width apart, arms along the body and a dumbbell in each hand


Slowly raise the arms sideways to the horizontal, keeping the elbows slightly bent. Contract your deltoids for a moment in the high position, then slowly return to the initial position.

Equipment required


Main muscles

Deltoids (mostly the middle bundle)

Secondary muscles

Trapezius muscles