It was cool today, all benches were free, I did my shoulders – trap – calves session. The dumbbell seated lateral raise is very effective when it’s done right. I take weights of 14kg (30lbs) and I tell you that you feel your muscles burn.
This exercise is great to have wider shoulders and do sitting prevents you from cheating.
Sit on a bench with a dumbbell in each hand in neutral grip. Raise your arms laterally until they are parallel to the floor. You have to keep your arms nearly straight throughout the exercise.
This exercise mainly work shoulders (middle delt) and trapezius, biceps and forearms a little bit.