Shoulders: Lateral Raise

The key to the Lateral Raise is to choose the correct weight. Less is more in this case! A lighter weight will enable you to control the weight and feel your muscles working.

A heavy weight is likely to work more of your trapezius/neck area. It can also cause you elbow, shoulder or neck pain. Keep in mind that heavy is relative! What is heavy for you, may be light to me.

Your goal should always be to feel your muscle controlling the weight through the entire range of motion on ANY exercise!

Shoulder side raise, lateral raise, whatever you want to call it, is a great shoulder shaping exercise. be sure to move slowly with this exercise for better results!

Recommendations: 2-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions.