Dumbbell Incline Lateral Raises

How to do the Dumbbell Incline Lateral Raises

Incline side raises or Lateral Incline side raises are performed seated on an incline bench with dumbbells in hand and palms ALWAYS facing the floor. Slowly bring the weight up until your arms are parallel to the floor keeping your elbows slightly bent. Slowly return to the starting position.

Lateral Raises Note Some people can't complete this exercise because it hurts their shoulder, if this happens, discontinue and try something else which doesn't cause any discomfort.

Incline Dumbbell Lateral Raises Spotter Information:
Stand behind the exerciser and motivate and lift the dumbbells by the subjects wrists or forearms.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Shoulder
  • Shoulders
  • Medial Deltoid
  • Dumbbell
  • Upper Body
  • Freeweight

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
20.9 lbs10.4 27.8 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 20.9 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 10 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Dumbbell Incline Lateral Raises

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Advanced
Strength Advanced
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition Advanced
Strength Beginner

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Tracking Your Weights

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