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Single Leg Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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How To Do A Single Leg Dumbbell Lateral Raise Correctly

The standing Single Leg Dumbbell Lateral Raise is a great iso-lateral exercise that targets the sides of your shoulders, as well as improving core strength, balance, and stability.

To get started:

  1. While standing, hold a pair of dumbbells in each hand at your sides, with a palms facing in grip.
  2. Lift one of your feet off the floor and slightly point it behind you.
  3. Slightly bend your other knee as well.
  4. Keep your core contracted to maintain stability, and focus on one object straight ahead to improve balance.
  5. Raise the dumbbells out to the side with straight arms, palms facing the floor, with your pinky fingers higher than your thumbs.
  6. At this point, your body should form a T.
  7. Under control, lower the dumbbells back to the starting position, while maintaining tension on the shoulders.
  8. Complete all the reps on one leg, then switch legs and repeat.

Primary Muscles Worked

shoulders

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