L-Lateral Raises

Muscle Group: Shoulders

“L” laterals, the name refers to the position your arm makes when performing this movement (L), stress the whole of the medial delt. Simply put, these will put a cap on your side delt like you never thought possible. If shoulder width is what you’re after, then this exercise a must have in your bodybuilding arsenal.

Grab a dumbbell in each hand and stand shoulder width apart. With your arms straight, bend then right at the elbow joint making an “L” with your arms, or a 90-degree angle. This is the starting position.

This position gives you much more strength compared to normal side laterals.

Keeping your arms in this L shape, raise them both out to either side just as you would with side lateral raises. At the top range of motion, turn your wrists down as if you were pouring water out of a pitcher. Now slowly return to the starting position.

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