Kettlebell Lateral Raise

Kettlebell Lateral Raise


This exercise involves holding a kettlebell in one hand and raising it laterally to shoulder height, while keeping the arm straight. It primarily targets the deltoid muscles in the shoulder and can help improve shoulder stability and mobility.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Kettlebell Lateral Raise Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a kettlebell in your right hand.
  2. Keep your arm straight and lift the kettlebell out to the side until it reaches shoulder height.
  3. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the kettlebell back down to your side.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, then switch to your left arm and repeat the exercise.

Kettlebell Lateral Raise Form & Visual

Kettlebell Lateral Raise

Kettlebell Lateral Raise Benefits

  • Targets the lateral deltoid muscles, which are responsible for shoulder abduction and stabilization
  • Improves shoulder strength and stability
  • Helps to prevent shoulder injuries
  • Engages the core muscles for added stability and balance
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals
  • Provides a full-body workout, as it also engages the legs and glutes for balance and stability

Kettlebell Lateral Raise Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids
  • Trapezius
  • Rotator cuff muscles
  • Supraspinatus
  • Infraspinatus
  • Teres minor

Kettlebell Lateral Raise Variations & Alternatives