Side Raise

See how to do lateral shoulder raises with SHOCK Personal Trainer Ashley Steele!

How to Side Raise

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Shoulders

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Hold a pair of weights by the sides and position the feet hip-width apart. Bend the elbows slightly, pull the shoulders blades back, and keep the spine and head in good posture. This is the starting position.

  2. Lift the weight to shoulder height moving along an arc to the side of the body. Hold the up-position briefly, and lower the weights with control to the starting position.

  3. Repeat the movement for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. You should feel this working the arms, traps, and shoulders.  

Alternative Exercises:

Side Raise  Alternating Shoulder Raise

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