Get It Right, Get It Tight: Lateral Raise

| Fitness

Get it Right Get It Tight

The lateral raise is perfect if you're looking to tone your shoulders and biceps! Check out our step-by-step instructions of the move below, or check out our vast fitness index by clicking here.

Lateral Raises Picture

Move Targets: Biceps and shoulders


Step 1: Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand tall with your feet shoulder width apart.



Step 2: Keeping your elbows straight, raise your arms up so that they are level with your shoulders. Your palms should now face the ground.

Lateral Raises

Step 3: Slowly lower the dumbbells down to the front of your thighs, palms still facing inward. Repeat for allocated amount of reps. Continue for allotted time. If you have to swing your body to raise the dumbbells, then decrease the weight.


Modification (Beginner): Ditch the dumbbells and/or aim to hit a 45-degree angle with your arms.

Disclaimer: The content of the Skinny Mom blog and website, including text, graphics and images, are for informational purposes only. The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have. Do not disregard professional medical advice. Not all exercises are suitable for everyone.