Hyperstrike Exercise Videos, Shoulders

Single Arm PowerBlock Lateral Raise — Seated

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Muscle Groups
  • Shoulders
  • Deltoid strength (emphasis: lateral head).


The single-arm PowerBlock lateral raise seated is a good way to shape and define your shoulders. Doing the exercise seated will reduce your ability to cheat on the exercise. Doing only one side at a time forces the other side to stabilize, thus working your core at the same time. This exercise can also be performed with a cable or resistance band.


  • Seated at the end of a bench, hold the dumbbell in one hand with your arm hanging straight.
  • Keeping your arm straight, lift the dumbbell to the side.
  • Stop at shoulder height and then return the dumbbell to the start position.


  • Shrugging the shoulders excessively.
  • Hunching forward.
  • Leaning back excessively.
  • Torso bending to the sides.