Lateral Raises to Sculpt Sexy Shoulders

Lateral Raises on stability ball

Lateral Raise Photo
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 challenging. 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, sexy shoulders do 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps of these lateral raises in your next workout.

Remember to keep your abs contracted and always use good exercise technique and form.


  • WARNING: You must consult your physician before you begin this or any other exercise programLateral Raise Image 1Lie on right side on a stability ball, (if necessary, rest feet against wall for balance) keep body in a straight line with hips & shoulders facing forward & abdominals tight
  • Hold dumbbell in left hand with 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
  • Repeat same number of reps with right hand

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