The lateral raise might be the best exercise for targeting your lateral deltoids—the muscles that make your shoulders look broader.
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If you’re not doing lateral raises already, start. But even if they’re already part of your routine, a small tweak can maximize your gains, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.
Rather than holding the dumbbells with your palms facing down, rotate your arms slightly so that your pinkies are higher than your thumbs. You’ll get more lateral deltoid activation this way, Gaddour says. Try it—you’ll feel the difference.
Grab lighter weights to get used to the new position. Do 3 to 5 sets of 10 to 15 reps. Rest 1 minute between sets.