Side Lateral Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Do not lift with your neck
  • Do not lean forward

Side Lateral Raises

This exercise targets the sides of your shoulders and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)

Equipment: Kettlebells

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Kettlebell Shoulders

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a kettlebell by the handle in each hand with an overhand grip, palms facing each other. Hang your arms straight down at your sides.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly raise the kettlebells straight up and out to shoulder level. At the peak of the position, your body will look like a “T”.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return your arms to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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