The Lateral Raise is one of the best and easiest exercises for targeting the deltoid muscles. A popular choice for people looking to achieve that defined rounded shoulder look. It's side movement is unique as it isolates the lateral head of the deltoid muscle as a primary lever. That's why you encounter a rapid burn when performing this exercise, even with light dumbbells! Although the lateral head is primarily targeted, the anterior and posterior deltoid are still being worked. Making this exercise great for overall shoulder strength. The lateral deltoid is quite hard to target from other exercises, making "lateral raises" a great inclusion for our upper body workout challenge.