The Lateral (or side) raise is one of the best exercises for working the deltoid muscles. Learn how to perform this popular shoulder exercise with the team at Fitness Institute.
Machine: Life Fitness Lateral Raise
To begin, set the appropriate seat height and weight. Sit facing towards the machine with chest against chest pad and feet flat on the floor. Holding onto the handles, elbows should be against the pad (Figure 1).
From here, drive arms outwards until in line with shoulders (Figure 2), then slowly lower arms to return to the start position.
Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.
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