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Lateral Raise for Men

Lateral Raise

  1. Grab a pair of dumbbells and let them hang at arm's length next to your sides. Stand tall, with your feet shoulder-width apart. Turn your arms so that your palms are facing forward, and bend your elbows slightly. 
  2. Without changing the bend in your elbows, raise your arms straight out to your sides until they're at shoulder level. Pause for 1 second at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the weights back to the starting position.

Tip Don't rotate your upper arms inward in the up position of the lift. (Picture the movement you make when pouring a pitcher of beer.) It can lead to shoulder impingement.

This move has been excerpted from The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell.

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