Dumbbell lateral raises will help build strong shoulders and improve definition.

Muscle group: Shoulder


Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your abs tight, grasp a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing towards your body. Keep a slight bend in your knees as you raise your arms to the side until your palms face the floor. Hold this position briefly then lower slowly.


Try to feel as if you're leading with your elbows and keep your wrists lower than your elbows.

Resist the temptation to swing the weights. Your shoulders should do the lifting, not momentum.

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