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One Arm Lateral Raise

Strengthens the middle portion of the deltoids or shoulders. Since it is one-sided, it also challenges the core muscles.

Equipment
Dumbbells

Exercise Technique
1. Stand with feet just slightly apart with one hand on your hip and a dumbbell in the other hand.
2. Raise your arm to shoulder level.
3. Return to starting position.
4. Do the desired number of repetitions. Repeat on the other side.

Performance Tips
1. Do not raise your arm higher than shoulder level to avoid injury to the shoulder joint.
2. Lightly contract your torso muscles to stabilize yourself as you raise and lower your arm.
3. Exhale when you raise arm up; inhale when you lower arm down.

Repetitions
Twelve to fifteen repetitions.

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