Lateral and Forward Raises
Raises are great for strengthening your shoulders. The core comes into play when you lift and your arms should feel some of the strain after a set. It is best to use both arms in the exercise, so go for light dumbbells (or 1 kettle bell or resistance band).
Ultimate Guide to Lateral and Forward Raises
- Stand with dumbbell in each hand at your side. feet should be shoulders width apart.
- Keep your back straight and brace your core.
LATERAL: Slowly lift the weights out to the side until your arms are parallel with the floor, with the elbow slightly bent.
FRONT: Slowly lift the weight(s) out to the front.
- Lower them back down, nice and slowly.
The Benefits of Lateral and Forward Raises
Raises are an isolation exercise that targets your shoulders.
Muscle groups worked with Lateral and Forward Raises