Lever Lateral Raise
This exercise involves using a lever machine to perform lateral raises, which target the shoulders and help to build strength and definition in this area. The user sits on the machine and raises their arms out to the sides, keeping their elbows slightly bent and their palms facing down. The lever machine provides resistance throughout the movement, making it an effective way to challenge the muscles of the shoulders.
Lever Lateral Raise Instructions
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand.
- Extend your arms out to the sides, parallel to the floor, with your palms facing down.
- Bend your elbows slightly and engage your shoulder blades to lift the dumbbells up and out to the sides, keeping your arms straight.
- Pause at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the dumbbells back down to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Lever Lateral Raise Form & Visual
Lever Lateral Raise Benefits
- Targets the lateral deltoid muscle, which helps to widen the shoulders and create a more defined look
- Improves shoulder stability and mobility
- Can be done with lighter weights, making it a good exercise for beginners or those with shoulder injuries
- Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional dumbbell lateral raises
- Engages the core muscles for added stability and balance
Lever Lateral Raise Muscles Worked
- Deltoid (shoulder)
- Trapezius (upper back)
- Supraspinatus (rotator cuff)
- Infraspinatus (rotator cuff)
- Teres minor (rotator cuff)
Lever Lateral Raise Variations & Alternatives
- Standing Lever Lateral Raise
- Seated Lever Lateral Raise
- Bent-Over Lever Lateral Raise
- One-Arm Lever Lateral Raise
- Reverse-Grip Lever Lateral Raise