Lateral (side) raise
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Muscle Groups Worked: Shoulders
Movement: Stand with feet slightly apart, back straight, arms hanging at your sides. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing inward. Raise the dumbbells at your sides to shoulder level, keeping elbows slightly bent. Lower slowly with control to the starting position to complete one rep. Do not let the momentum of your swinging arms do all the work– keep the movement controlled. Be sure you are not leaning back when lifting the weights.