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Deltoid Exercise: Lateral Raise

Dumbbell Upright Row Muscles Used


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Bend your arms slightly
  • Lift straight up - Not backwards
  • Raise the dumbbell so it is level with (or slightly above) your shoulders
  • Lower the dumbbell so it is resting by your side
  • All movement should be generated by your deltoids, do not swing your body to assist the action

Muscles involved

  • Deltoid
— Mark @ 5:36 pm, May 31, 2006


  1. How many reps for this isolated excercise ? (mass goal)

    Comment by Bill — February 6, 2008 @ 5:48 am

  2. Hi Bill, if you goal is mass then its as much weight as you can handle for as many reps as you can handle.
    Would aim for a heavy weight and about 4-5 reps.

    Comment by Phil — May 25, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

  3. Any more comments and questions please start a forum topic, many more eyes will see it and much more advice will be given.

    Comment by Phil — May 25, 2008 @ 4:12 pm

  4. PLease tell me how much rest is required between sets

    Comment by Laura — March 26, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

  5. Hi Laura,
    Rest between sets is completely your prerogative.
    Usually you would look to wait about 1 minute, however depending on how easy or hard your last set was you should adapt the rest period to suit.

    Comment by Phil — March 30, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

  6. To All,
    Please post comments and questions in the forums.
    Site posts are rarely checked whereas forums posts are viewed daily.

    Comment by Phil — March 30, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

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