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Dumbbell bent over lateral raises


Major muscles used

  • Deltoids - Side and rear shoulders
  • Trapezius

Performing dumbbell bent over later raises

  • Bend over at the waist with light dumbbells in each hand.
  • Your palms should face in toward each other, and arms are before you, elbows slightly bent.
  • Your feet should be hip-width apart with legs bent at knees. Your back should be straight and as close to parallel to the floor as possible.
  • Raise the dumbbells in unison out toward your sides until they are parallel to the floor, keeping your back straight, head down, and elbows bent.

Be careful

  • Don't swing or jerk the weights up in an attempt to lift them.
  • As you raise the weights don't raise or move your back, head, or legs.
  • Don't use too heavy of a weight that doesn't allow you to maintain proper form. The weights should be light on this exercise.

Alternative exercises to dumbbell bent over lateral raises

  • Bent over lateral raises (Cable)
  • Side raises
  • Upright rowing (Dumbbells)

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