Standing Machine Lateral Raises


  • Use a machine that allows an arc movement to replicate a dumbbell side lateral raise.
  • Stand with knees slightly bent, in between the two handles.
  • Grasp the handles with an overhand grip and raise them out to the sides. Raise them to the level of your arms becoming in parallel line with your shoulders.
  • Hold for 1-2 seconds, then release back down to the starting position.


  • Perform in a slow and controlled manner, do not swing up the weight.
Primary muscles Lateral delts
Secondary muscles Trapezius