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Dumbbell Standing Bent Arm Lateral raise

Dumbbell Standing Bent Arm Lateral raise

The Dumbbell Standing Bent Arm Lateral raise is a fantastic exercise that specifically targets the deltoid muscles of the shoulders, helping to build strength and definition. This exercise involves standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand at your sides, with your palms facing your body. To perform the Dumbbell Standing Bent Arm Lateral raise, you begin by maintaining a slight bend in your elbows and raising your arms out to the sides until they are parallel to the floor. It's important to keep your core engaged and maintain good posture throughout the movement, avoiding any excessive leaning or swinging of the body. When executed correctly, this exercise provides a great opportunity to isolate and target the medial deltoids effectively. By performing the Dumbbell Standing Bent Arm Lateral raise regularly, you can enhance both shoulder stability and overall upper body strength. Be sure to start with lighter weights gradually and focus on maintaining proper form and controlled movements to avoid any strain or injury. Incorporating the Dumbbell Standing Bent Arm Lateral raise into your workout routine, whether at home or in the gym, can contribute to a well-rounded shoulder workout, promote balanced muscle development, and help you achieve your fitness goals! Remember to always consult with a fitness professional or coach who can tailor the exercise according to your individual needs and abilities.

Instructions

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand with your arms by your sides.
  • Engage your core and keep a slight bend in your knees throughout the exercise.
  • Raise your arms out to the sides, keeping a slight bend in your elbows, until they are parallel to the floor.
  • Squeeze your shoulder blades together and focus on maintaining a neutral spine.
  • Pause for a moment at the top of the movement and then slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, ensuring controlled and smooth movements throughout.

Tips & Tricks

  • Start with lighter weights and gradually increase the resistance to challenge your muscles
  • Maintain proper form throughout the exercise by keeping your back straight and chest up
  • Engage your core muscles to stabilize your body during the movement
  • Focus on squeezing the shoulder blades together as you lift the dumbbells
  • Control the movement on both the lifting and lowering phases to maximize muscle activation
  • Keep the wrists neutral and avoid excessive bending or twisting
  • Breathe out as you lift the dumbbells and breathe in as you lower them
  • Include this exercise as part of a well-rounded shoulder workout routine
  • Listen to your body and adjust the weights and repetitions based on your fitness level and goals
  • Consult with a fitness professional if you have any concerns or injuries before attempting this exercise

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