standing lateral raises

Muscle Groups

shoulders outside head of deltoid
Standing lateral raises is an isolation exercise that primarily targets the lateral head of the deltoid muscles which are responsible for shoulder abduction. To perform the exercise, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a pair of dumbbells with your palms facing inward. Keep your elbows slightly bent and raise your arms out to your sides until they reach shoulder level, and then slowly lower them back down. It is important to maintain control throughout the movement and avoid swinging the weights to avoid injury and engage more of the targeted muscles. Standing lateral raises can be performed for varying repetitions and sets depending upon the individual's fitness goals. It is also possible to perform this exercise using resistance bands or cable machines to add variety and challenge to the movement. Including standing lateral raises in a well-rounded shoulder workout routine can help to build shoulder strength and size, as well as increase joint stability and mobility. However, those with shoulder injuries or impingement issues should use caution when performing this exercise and consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any new exercise program.