Alternating Lateral (Deltiod) Raises Dumbbell

  • Main Muscle Worked:Shoulders
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation
  • Force: Push

Instructions

  1. Grab a dumbbell in each hand and adopt an upright, standing position. Have your arms at full extension, relaxed by your sides.
  2. Next, whilst maintaining a slight bend at your elbows, exhale and lift the dumbbells out in front of you until they are at shoulder height.
  3. After a brief pause, inhale and return the weights to your side.
  4. Again, exhale but this time lift the dumbbells out laterally to your sides, pause when you get to shoulder level.
  5. After a brief pause, inhale and return the weights to your side.
  6. Continue to alternate in this fashion until you have completed the prescribed amount of repetitions.

Variations:Seated Arnold Press or Bradford:Rocky Presses.