Transverse Abduction

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LATERAL RAISES - Free Weights Dumbells

TARGET MUSCLES:

  • Posterior Deltoid (rear shoulder)

START POSITION:

  • Abdominals (stomach) contracted.
  • Waist slightly bent forward.
  • Elbows should be slightly bent and not rigid.
  • Head up in line with spine.
  • Feet shoulder width apart.
  • Knees slightly bent not rigid or locked.
  • Grasp the weights in each hand resting straight down in front.

PROCEDURE:

  • Slowly raise the weights together, bringing them up to the sides.
  • Raises the weights to shoulder height.
  • Slowly lower weights back to the starting position.
  • Repeat 8 times in three sets