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Dumbbell Bent-Over Lateral Raises

  1. Begin in a standing position with a dumbbell in each hand. With the knees slightly bent, flex at the hip to lean forward. Ensure that your back is straight and stays that way for the duration of the exercise. Allow your arms to hang perpendicular to the floor, with the palms of your hands should be facing each other. This will be your starting position.

  2. Keeping your torso forward and stationary, and the arms straight with a slight bend at the elbows, lift the dumbbells straight to the side until both arms are parallel to the floor. Exhale as you lift the weights.

  3. After a one second contraction at the top, slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.

  4. Repeat the recommended amount of repetitions.

Tips: 

Avoid swinging the torso or bringing the arms back as opposed to the side.

Variations: 

  • This exercise can also be performed sitting down.

Alternative Exercises for Dumbbell Bent-Over Lateral Raises 

  • Cable Bent-Over Lateral Raises 

  • Lying Bent-Over Lateral Raises

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