Shoulders - Lying DumbbelL Lateral Raises
- Take hold of a suitable weight dumbbell and lie sideways on a flat bench, propping yourself up onto your elbow so it is perpendicular to the bench. The dumbbell should rest sideways on your upper thigh. This is the starting position.
- From the starting position, raise the arms upward keeping a slight bend in the elbow and breathing out as you lift. Pause at the top for a second. The "top" of the movement is when the shoulder joint is at a 90 degree angle to the body (for a larger range of motion, you may start the dumbbell either just in front of the thigh or behind the glute).
- Lower the dumbbell back and down to the starting position.