Lateral Arm Raise (to the side)

Aim of exercise

Increase strength of shoulders. This will help you to lift, carry and move heavy items. May even help to reduce injury whilst doing these tasks.


  • Arms by your side, breathe in
  • Breathe out slowly and lift your arms to the side until your arm is parallel to the floor
  • Elbows should be slightly bent
  • Breathe in and slowly return to the starting position
  • Repeat 10-15 times


2-4 sets, increase weight over time


It may be easier to do one arm at a time