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Lateral Raise
From: FM 7-22 October 2012
Purpose: This exercise develops strength in the shoulder and neck muscles (Figure 6-42).
Starting Position: Seated position with the feet firmly on the ground. The seat is adjusted so a 90-degree angle is formed between the upper and lower arms. The hips, lower back, shoulders, and head are firmly against the seat back with the eyes looking straight ahead. A natural arch is maintained in the lower back. Select the appropriate weight and ensure the pin is secure in the weight stack.
Cadence: SLOW
  1. Raise both arms upward until they are parallel to the ground.
  2. Return to the starting position.

Figure 6-42. Lateral raise
Check Points:
  • Feet remain on the ground, with hips, back, shoulders, and head firmly on the bench.
  • Keep the head and neck in a neutral position, looking straight ahead.
  • Exhale on count 1 and inhale on count 2.
Precautions: Do not arch the back or allow the hips to rise off the bench. Do not raise arms above parallel to the ground.

From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

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Chapter 1 Approach
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Chapter 3 Leadership
Chapter 4 Types of Programs
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Chapter 6 Special Conditioning Programs
Chapter 7 Execution of Training
Chapter 8 Preparation and Recovery
Chapter 9 Strength and Mobility Activities
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Appendix C Posture and Body Mechanics
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