Muscle Group: Shoulders

This exercise allows you to blast each the side deltoid of each arm independently of the other. Behind the Back, Cable Side Laterals Raises develop the side head of the deltoids from a slightly different angle than it is used to on dumbbell laterals.

This exercise is to be performed one side at a time. Grab the low pulley with your right hand and step far enough away from the pulley so your right arm will hold the weight stack up off the machine in the starting position.

Your arm should be held behind your back right in front of your glute. Raise the cable up using a wide range of motion past your upper body until you come to arm’s length behind your head. Pause for a peak contraction and then lower under control.

Do the prescribed number of repetitions with your right arm and change sides, doing the same number of repetitions with your left arm.