WMOW: Dumbbell Lateral Raise
Hi friends 🙂 How’s your almost-Friday going?
We just got back from our lovely morning walk with little Meal and munched a morning meal 😉
(Egg white burrito with salsa, berries)
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Workout Move of the Week, but figured it would be a great time to do a shoulder exercise since tank tops, strapless and halters are on the horizon 🙂
This week’s move: Dumbbell Deltoid Lateral Raise
What you need: Pair of lighter dumbbells (3, 5, or 8 lbs)
For this move, you want your feet to be directly under your hip bones, abs contracted and chest proud. Make sure to breathe as you perform the movement (exhale as the weights come up) and do not allow the weights to travel higher than your shoulders.
*As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes- honor your body and your injury.
The video: (+ 2 challenging modifications)
Hope this helped you guys change up your current shoulder routine 🙂
For more WMOW fun, check out:
As always, let me know if you have any WMOW requests! 😀
Off to find my productivity hat.. it’s here somewhere 😉
Something to do: OpenSky followers, make sure to check your email if you’d like the goat’s milk soap promo!
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I know that move and it’s AWESOME….but for your other readers you have the video marked “private” so you can’t watch it 🙁
You are looking amazing by the way.
thanks girl! i changed it to public- it might just take a sec to work. i always upload them as private and then change them to public as i publish the post
love the blog gina and breakfast looks yummy!!
Can’t get to the video though its private?
it should be working now- let me know!
Love that soap I definitely need to order some!
bookmarked. thanks for the video! i’ve never heard of using milk in soap… am i just a complete soap newbie or is that a rare thing?
it’s a more rare specialty type thing. the soaps are usually very hard to find and expensive- this promo is pretty awesome
LOL! I just did this move as part of my workout this morning! Great video Gina! I love the burns-so-good feeling I get after a good shoulder workout. Your burrito also looks yummy!
What kind/brand of wrap/tortilla did you use to make this burrito? It looks delicious! 🙂
trader joe’s brown rice tortilla
i always like seeing your workout moves!
that egg white burrito looks good.
i wish it WAS friday, work has me super stressed, im hating every second of the job i’m doing. *cry*
might have to go burn some of it off at the gym
my sister’s friends make soaps down in savannah and love when people support them all (they look pretty similar to what you have) love the shorts!
AWESOME promo! I just got the email, it looks great….perfect gift for my MIL! Thanks!
Lateral raises are killer! It’s amazing how I’ll be using 25lb dumbbells for everything else, but have to set them down and grab the 10’s for raises! Great tip about bringing the weights just back down to your side, instead of in front of you. I’ve been prone to do that in the past.
Love the workout move Gina — that last version looks killer!!!
great video 🙂
I am a big fun of blog workouts!
Awesome, I’m all about the arms/ shoulders right now 😀
My breakfast was the exact same thing except a whole wheat wrap and I include the yolk. Every breakfast is better with berries on the side. I’ve been obsessing over fresh blackberries lately. OMG.
This is perfect for summer and so easy to do at home! 🙂
Definitely need to work on my shoulders — major slacker in that department 😉
Thanks for the workout tips – p.s. you have the most gorgeous hair!
Yummy breakfast burrito! I had zero motivation to go the gym today…prob do to the snow. I think I could go and do some weights. Thanks for the motivation I need sexy arms for summer!
Love the side plank version!! There are a few shoulder moves, similar to that one, that I’ve been doing for years. Definitely love the definition in my shoulders! 🙂
perfect! I just did some lateral raises today at the gym. Too bad I didn’t see this before! 🙂 You are so dang pretty! Thanks for all the awesome advice!
Love those shorts Gina!
Thanks for more great exercises! And what brand are your shorts? they’re awesome!
great move- thanks girl! and your b-fast looks fabulous 🙂
Thanks for the video! So much better to watch a video rather than read steps.
Call me nuts, but I’m not able to fold the tortilla to make a burrito. It drives me crazy, and feel like an idiot too…. oh well, I’ll just enjoy looking the pic of yours!
BTW, was the email sent already? Didn’t get anything.
This is one of my favorite moves. Thanks for posting ways to make it a little more challenging!
Thanks for the video, Gina, and lat dumbbell raises are so great to make your arms just POP and look awesome. I love that move!
The soaps…mmm, they sound wonderful. I love goat’s milk soap and when Skylar was a baby used to order all kinds of exotic, handmade, goat’s milk soaps from soapmakers on etsy and other sites.
The one you featured looks great.
Have a wonderful day 🙂
I looooooove deltoid lateral raises, they burn so good! Probs my favorite shoulder move 🙂
Question — why didn’t you recommend going over 8lbs? I usually do 8, but sometimes kick it up to 10lbs. Is that too much?
i think 10 is pretty bold, but if you can do it without hurting yourself, rock on. i wouldn’t go up to 12, though- just add more reps or try one of the harder variations i give in the video
Great video! I’m always looking for new ways to work my arms!
I love how the berries are so good and in season right now 🙂
Great video, Gina! I really liked the different ways to work my shoulders and arms. Going to check out the others!
That move is killer! I usually get tired with only 5 lb weights after 1 set. 😛
I love it when you do the WMOW. They’re really helpful! That breakfast looks pretty delicious 🙂
Burpee pull-ups are a doozy of an exercise too! Have you done Crossfit?
no… i’m a little afraid…
Haha..I think you would knock it out of the park girl:)
I miss AZ:)
Girl, how do you NOT break those tortillas? I bust ’em whenever I make a wrap.
i heat them for about 20 min first
thanks for the tutorial!
your cheery attitude is so contagious! 🙂
Hello! I have a recipe question for ya…
I see that you use the brown rice wraps occassionally for your wraps and burritos. Whenever I try to wrap a sandwich or burrito with the brown rice wraps (I get the ones from Trader Joes) they are a big cracked up and torn mess. Can you share your wrapping technique and/or brand of wrap?
Thanks so much!! Barbara W
(love your blog – super positive and lots of fun! <3)
Just got my goat’s milk soaps delivered today! I could literally smell their yumminess through the cardboard delivery box! They look amazing, and I’m so excited to use them…I’m not sure how I’ll be able to wait until the 5/5 cure date!
oh my goodness, you will love them 🙂