University Recreation


Lateral Delt Raise

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Deltoids
Secondary Muscles: Trapezius
Body Area: Shoulders
Modality Types: Machines Machines, Free Weights Free Weights
Equipment: FreeMotion Cable Cross, Dumbbells, FreeMotion Dual Stack Cable Cross , Cybex Bravo Functional Trainer (8840)

Lateral Delt Raise Lateral Delt Raise

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Stand upright with feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent
  • Let your arms hang down at your sides each hand holding a dumbbell, palms inward
  • Exhale lifting arms out to sides away from body until hands are at shoulder height
  • When you reach the top position, the arms and body should resemble the letter "T"
  • Do not hunch your shoulders or lock your elbows!
  • Lower your arms, using your shoulders, back to starting position
  • This exercise can also be done with a machine, or seated on a ball


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