Lateral Raises

Lateral Raises to Sculpt Shoulders
Lateral Raises on stability ball

Well defined, strong shoulders are always in style. Lateral Raises work your middle shoulder muscle, the medial deltoid. By performing lateral raises lying on your side on the stability ball you are changing the angle that your muscle is lifting the weight and therefore making it a little more difficult. I love using stability equipment whenever possible because you get the added benefit of working your core and abdominal muscles as well. It is a good idea to start with a lighter weight than you usually use for shoulder exercises. For sculpted, strong shoulders do 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps of these lateral raises in your next workout.

Do it Right

  • Lie on right side on a stability ball, (if necessary, rest feet against wall for balance) keep body in a straight line w/ hips & shoulders facing forward & abdominals tight
  • Hold dumbbell in left hand w/ overhand grip, palm facing down, elbow soft
  • Exhale & raise dumbbell up to shoulder height, keeping elbow extended but soft
  • Reverse direction to return to starting position


Demonstrated by: Tanya Stroh



WARNING: You must consult your physician before you begin this or any other exercise program

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