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Side Arm Raise

  • force pull
  • level beginner
  • category upper body
  • movement isolated

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  • Grasp dumbbells and position arms at either side of your body
  • Lift your arms out towards the sides by extending at the shoulders with elbow fully extended until arms are perpendicular to your torso
  • Slowly let your arms down until they are back at your sides

Tips and Tricks

You can work more of your shoulder muscles by performing the exercise extending your arms at a 30 degree angle to the coronal plane instead of along the coronal plane. This is because the "scapula" (or shoulder blade) rests at a 30 degree angle along the posterior rib cage. Extending your arm along this scapular plane activates shoulder muscles such as the infraspinatus, supraspinatus and teres minor.

Muscles Used
legend Target muscle Synergist muscles Stabilizer muscles
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