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Seated bent-over lateral raises

C. LAKSHMI KUMAR
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FITNESS Develop your shoulder muscles with these moves

FOR TONED SHOULDERS Seated bent-over lateral raises (finish position) Photo: R. Ravindran
FOR TONED SHOULDERS Seated bent-over lateral raises (finish position) Photo: R. Ravindran

Method

Hold a dumbbell in each hand and sit on the end of a bench.

Bend forward from the waist and bring the weights behind the calves, palms facing each other.

Lift the weights straight out to each side, very mildly turning the wrist in such a way that the thumbs are a bit lower than the little finger.

Hold for a second, squeeze the rear head of the shoulder and return to the start position.

Avoid

Swinging action.

Excessive weights.

Raising the body while lifting up the weights.

Letting the dumbbells move slightly backwards behind the shoulders.

Muscles targeted

Works the rear head of the deltoids.

Who benefits

Trainees who seek round and full development of the shoulder muscle.

Persons who intend to strengthen the shoulder and neck region.

Sportsmen who use shoulders for pulling, rowing and throwing action.

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