Cable Leaning Lateral Raise

Cable Leaning Lateral Raise


This exercise involves standing with a cable machine at your side and leaning away from the machine while raising your arm out to the side. It targets the lateral deltoid muscles in the shoulder.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Leaning Lateral Raise Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a cable in your right hand with your palm facing down.
  2. Lean to your left side, keeping your right arm straight and your left hand on your left thigh for support.
  3. Slowly raise your right arm out to the side, keeping it straight, until it is parallel to the ground.
  4. Hold for a second, then slowly lower your arm back down to your side.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps, then switch sides and repeat with your left arm.

Cable Leaning Lateral Raise Form & Visual

Cable Leaning Lateral Raise

Cable Leaning Lateral Raise Benefits

  • Targets the lateral deltoid muscles, which are responsible for shoulder abduction and help create a wider shoulder appearance
  • Engages the core muscles for stability and balance
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional dumbbell lateral raises
  • Provides constant tension on the muscles throughout the movement, leading to greater muscle activation and potential growth
  • Can be easily adjusted for different fitness levels by changing the weight or cable height

Cable Leaning Lateral Raise Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids (shoulders)
  • Trapezius (upper back)
  • Supraspinatus (upper back)
  • Infraspinatus (upper back)
  • Triceps (back of upper arm)

Cable Leaning Lateral Raise Variations & Alternatives