This is a beautiful alternative to the standing dumbbell lateral raise because even though you’re doing the same movement with the same equipment, the position of your body completely alters the challenge you’re placing upon your side delts 🔄
So, the standing dumbbell lateral raise is really easy at the beginning of each rep and as you raise the dumbbells up and out to the side, it becomes harder and harder – so your side delts are working at their hardest at the TOP of each rep.
However, the side lying dumbbell lateral raise works the opposite way and it is actually extremely challenging at the beginning of each rep and as you raise the dumbbell, it becomes easier – meaning your side delts work harder at the START of each rep ✅
Does that mean one variation is better than the other? No.
But you could include both variations in your workouts to work your side delts within different ranges and maximise their growth 🔥