What does it work?

Dumbbell lat raise target muscle – Shoulders

How To Do It

Step 1

Starting Position: Hold the dumbbells with your palms facing in and your arms straight down at your sides at arms’ length.While maintaining the torso stationary (no swinging), lift the dumbbells to your side with a slight bend at the elbow and the hands slightly tilted forward as if pouring water in a glass.

Position your feet hip-width apart or in a staggered-stance (walking) position. Brace your abdominal muscles to stabilize your spine. Keep your torso aligned vertically with the floor.

Step 2

Continue to go up until your arms are parallel to the floor. Exhale as you execute this movement and pause for a second at the top. Lower the dumbbells back down slowly to the starting position as you inhale. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Step 3

Keep your shoulders engaged and working at all times to maintain tension on the target muscle.  This will help to hit the muscle fibers and make them grow.

Step 4

Exercise Variation: This exercise can also be performed with a cable handle or kettlebells.

Alternative exercises

  • Dumbbell shoulder press
  • Cable lat raise
  • Facepull