Hyperstrike Exercise Videos, Shoulders

Lateral Raise — Machine

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Muscle Groups
  • Shoulders
  • Shoulder strength
  • Trapezius strength


The lateral raise performed on a machine is a basic exercise for strengthening the shoulder muscles. Beginners should use light weight to ensure proper technique. Keep the shoulders in a stable neutral position during the movement. The lateral raise exercise can also be performed with dumbbells.


  • Adjust the seat so that the knees are bent at right angles.
  • Straighten the upper body and tense the trunk.
  • Place the elbows against the pads, keeping them slightly bent.
  • Contract the shoulders and guide the lever arms of the machine outward and upward.
  • Pause in the top position.
  • Return the lever arms of the machine slowly and symmetrically to the starting position.


  • Using too heavy of a weight.
  • Allowig the shoulders to move up toward the ears.