Single Arm Lateral Raise With Dumbbell


single arm dumbbell lateral
Exercise Profile

Primary Muscle Group(s): Shoulders (Front and Side)

Secondary Muscle Group(s): Trapezius


Exercise Instructions

1. Place your left arm on a suitable support. I usually use the back of an incline bench. You can use an incline bench or the dumbbell rack.

2. Standing with your legs apart, hold a dumbbell in your right hand. Adopt a comfortable position with your torso bent slightly forward at a 70 degree angle.

3. Raise the dumbbell out to the side, keeping the palm of your hand facing downward. Try and really concentrate on using your shoulder to lift the weight. Remember, your arm should be slightly bent and unlocked.

4. Don't start this exercise with a thrust. You will use the momentum instead of muscle to raise the weight which you don't want.

Description

The single side dumbbell lateral raise is a variation of the side dumbbell lateral raise. The only difference is that one dumbbell is used as opposed to two.

This is one of my favourite exercises and one held in high regard by the old time trainers. Besides being a fantastic shoulder builder, this exercise does not cause a whole lot of back discomfort.

The exercise fixes your position thereby avoiding all possibility of cheating.This is one exercise you don't see being done very often these days but trust me, it is very effective.

This is an isolation exercise and like the side dumbbell lateral, form is very important. You don't need to be using heavy weight for this exercise. Remember, you really want to "feel" this exercise and concentrate of technique

Press play to view an instructional video on how to properly perform the single arm dumbbell lateral.


Need help?

Do you need help putting your diet and training program together? Do you need help finding out what you need to be doing to lose 10, 20 or even 40 pounds of body weight? Do you need help gaining body mass or strength? Do you need help finding the right program for your goals? Let me know and I'll tell you what you need to be doing to reach your goals. This is a FREE SERVICE and I'm more than willing to help. Just go to this page here and fill out the online form and hit submit. I'll get back to you ASAP (I won't collect your email address or spam you). Just ask me your question and I'll answer it - Blake

As the owner of Building Muscle 101, I am committed to providing you the best practical weight training advice. I've been training for over 24 years (and still train to this day!) and the advice and guidance I provide comes directly from my experience and knowledge.



Home > Exercise Database > Shoulder Exercises