Shoulder Exercises

Dumbbell Lying Rear Lateral Raise

Rear Lateral Raises are one of the best ways to work your shoulders.

Dumbbell Lying Rear Lateral Raise - Step 1 Dumbbell Lying Rear Lateral Raise - Step 2


  1. Place a dumbbell on each side of a slightly raised bench. Lie face down on the bench with your toes on the floor. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing down.
  2. Raise your arms to the side until your elbows are shoulder height. Keep your arms perpendicular to your chest and keep a 30 degree bend in your elbows.


  • Keep your wrists straight during the exercise and your elbows above your wrists.
  • The lifting must come from your shoulders. Don't swing the dumbbells.

Primary Muscle: Shoulders
Secondary Muscle: None
Equipment Type: Dumbbell

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