1. Sit on a bench or sturdy chair and ensure that your back is in contact with the back of the bench/chair
2. Take a firm grip of the dumbbells and allow them to rest, with extended arms, down by your sides
3. When ready, exhale and bring the dumbbells upwards and away from your body while maintaining a very slight bend at the elbow
4. Aim to bring the dumbbell up to the same height as your shoulders before briefly pausing, and then lowering back to down the starting position
The primary muscles used in Seated Dumbbell Lateral Raises are the Shoulders. The secondary muscles used are the Traps.