Dumbbell One Arm Lateral Raise with support

Dumbbell One Arm Lateral Raise with support

The Dumbbell One Arm Lateral Raise with support is an effective exercise that targets the lateral deltoid muscle in the shoulder. This exercise helps to build strength and definition in the shoulders, which can improve overall upper body aesthetics and functionality. It is particularly beneficial for individuals looking to enhance their shoulder stability and improve posture. In this exercise, you will need a dumbbell and a stable support such as a bench or chair. To perform the Dumbbell One Arm Lateral Raise with support, you will stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold the dumbbell in one hand, placing your other hand on the support to maintain balance. With a slight bend in your elbow, you will lift the dumbbell to the side, away from your body, until your arm is parallel to the floor. Focus on using your shoulder muscles to lift the weight rather than using momentum. The Dumbbell One Arm Lateral Raise with support provides a unilateral movement, meaning it targets one side of the body at a time. This helps to correct any muscular imbalances that might exist between your left and right shoulders. It also engages the stabilizer muscles in your core, enhancing overall balance and coordination. Remember to start with a weight that challenges you but allows for proper form. As you progress, you may gradually increase the weight to continually challenge your muscles. Incorporate this exercise into your shoulder or upper body workout routine as part of a well-rounded fitness program. Stay consistent, listen to your body, and enjoy the benefits of improved shoulder strength and stability.

Instructions

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in one hand.
  • Place your other hand on a stable surface, such as a bench or chair, for support.
  • Keep your back straight and engage your core muscles.
  • Slowly lift the dumbbell out to the side, maintaining a slight bend in your elbow.
  • Continue the movement until your arm is parallel to the floor or slightly higher.
  • Pause for a brief moment at the top of the movement, ensuring proper form.
  • Lower the dumbbell back to the starting position in a controlled manner.
  • Repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions on one arm.
  • Switch hands and repeat the exercise with the other arm.
  • Remember to breathe consistently throughout the exercise and avoid any jerky or swinging movements.

Tips & Tricks

  • Maintain proper form by keeping your back straight and core engaged.
  • Start with a lighter weight and gradually increase as you gain strength.
  • Focus on the movement of the shoulder joint, not the elbow or wrist.
  • Exhale as you lift the dumbbell and inhale as you lower it down.
  • Use a slow and controlled motion to maximize muscle activation.
  • Increase the challenge by pausing for a brief moment at the top of the movement.
  • Incorporate a variety of shoulder exercises into your routine for balanced muscle development.
  • Include stretches and mobility exercises for the shoulders to enhance flexibility.
  • Ensure equal training for both sides of the body to prevent muscle imbalances.
  • Consult a fitness professional to customize the exercise to your specific needs and goals.
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