Skip to content





Rear Lateral Raise


Rear Lateral Raise
Table Of Contents

Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles


Secondary Target Muscles


Workout Type


Gym Gear


Fitness Level




Power Move 


Target Muscle: Deltoid

Rear Lateral Raise Overview

Rear lateral raise also known as bent-over lateral raise is an isolated exercise that targets the often forgotten, rear shoulder muscles alongside building as well as strengthening the muscles in your arms.  

It's a great way to build more muscles and increase muscle size in your arms and shoulders. It fixes your posture and increases functional strength. 

How to Do It

  1. Stand with your feet at hip-distance while bending your knees a little.
  2. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stretch forward your spine, engage your core and bend forward at your hips.
  3. Position your body so that your torso is parallel to the ground.
  4. Your arms will be hanging down with a dumbbell in each.
  5. Activate your shoulder blades while raising the weights to your sides.
  6. Stop when your elbows reach shoulder height. 
  7. Slowly and steadily, lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.

Tips on Rear Lateral Raise 

  1. Keep a slight bend in your arms throughout the movement.
  2. Use weights that let you perform the exercise with proper form and posture.
  3. Focus on doing more reps for rear deltoids than lifting heavy weights.
  4. Bend your knees: it helps maintain good posture and prevents hyperextension and injury.

Healthier and Happier Life is One Step Away.

Get information on health, fitness and wellness with our weekly newsletter.

Write a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Comment are moderated
  • Here are The Perfect Stress-Busting Secrets to Recharge Your Mind and Body

    In the hustle and bustle of modern life, stress has become an all too familiar companion, tugging at our minds and...

  • Men's Health Matters: Raising Awareness and Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle

    In an age where the hustle of life often pushes health to the back burner, the focus on men's health has never bee...

  • Vitamins and Minerals That You Should Take Daily

    Every day you wake up, and you have some headache, lethargy, or body aches. You immediately think about what you d...

  • Scientists Say Digestive Enzymes Are Key to Fighting Obesity

    You know that feeling when you're drooling over a bowl of ice cream or bean burrito, but the after-effects seem da...

  • What’s the Importance of Thick Grip on Bars and Dumbbells?

    Fat bar grips are designed to provide convenience to you when training with dumbbells and thick bars. They can eff...

  • Top 16 Home Gym Equipment for Women

    Meet Jane, our resilient fitness enthusiast caught in the pandemic chaos. With gyms closing their doors and workou...

  • Endomorph Body Type: Can the Endomorph Diet Help You Lose Weight?

    When it comes to fitness and nutrition, it's vital to understand that one size does not fit all. Our bodies are un...

  • Body Recomposition: How to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle At the Same Time
  • Learn Effective Tricks to Boost Exercise Motivation!

    We all know exercise is beneficial, yet many struggle to find the motivation to get moving. According to the Natio...

  • Embrace the Miraculous Beauty of Your Own Skin with Body Confidence!

    In a world that often emphasizes the importance of exercise and achieving a certain physical ideal, it's crucial t...

  • Start your fitness journey today!

    Take an extra 10% off your order.

    reach out

    Toll Free: (833) 366-6733

    5700 Crooks Road, Troy, Michigan 48098

    *By submitting this form you are signing up to receive our emails and can unsubscribe at any time.