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Cable Lateral Raises

This Deltoid and Trapezius Exercise Blasts your Shoulder Muscles using a Cable Pulley

Welcome to our Cable Lateral Raises Exercise Instruction Guide!

On this page you'll learn how to do this shoulders exercise using the correct technique. Below you'll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other Shoulder Exercises so you can immediately add to your next Shoulder Workout Routine and other Weight Training Routines.

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name:Cable Lateral Raises
Main Muscle:Deltoid
Secondary Muscle(s):Trapezius
Exercise Type:Isolation, Push
Equipment Required:Cable Pulley

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This shoulders exercise is one of our Cable Exercises and is a variation of the lateral raise, a standard shoulder exercise movement.  During the lift, you'll only move at the shoulder joint to isolate your deltoid and trapezius shoulder muscles. 

You can also perform the lateral raise as a Dumbbell Exercise. View the Dumbbell Lateral Raise.


  1. Keep your body stationary, not allowing your torso to swing as your lift the weight. It may help to bend your knees slightly as you perform the exercise.
  2. Keep your wrists straight with your palms facing down and maintain a slight bend in the elbows.
  3. Concentrate on only moving at the shoulder joint to complete each repetition.

Now that you've seen Cable Lateral Raises, check out all of our different Shoulder Exercises. Or, view some of our most popular shoulder exercises and related pages below.


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