Hi, this is Ryan George, and today we're gonna talk about how to do a lateral shoulder press. A lateral shoulder press is one of the best shoulder exercises and should really be a staple for any shoulder program. So lateral shoulder press is also known as a lateral raise and it's a really great exercise but it's also one that you want to make sure that you're doing safely. So a few different steps to, to be aware of while you're doing it. So first thing when you're holding the dumbbells try to make sure that the wrists are straight so you're not bent one way or another but just nice and neutral. The elbows should also be bent slightly but locked in place so you don't want to bend, you don't want to bend or extend as you're doing the exercise, you want to keep the elbows nicely and locked in place and the bend at the elbows is gonna be based on how hard the exercise is so the longer or more extended your arms are the harder it's gonna be and the more of a bend you have the easier it's gonna be. So the actual movement itself keep your shoulder blades down and back, you extend all the way up just to about parallel to the floor and then control it all the way back down. So you want to keep the shoulders down and back as you're doing it thee entire time and again extend all the way up and control it back down and if the weight's difficult again you can bend the elbows a little bit but do the same thing and keep the elbows locked in place. So when I'm doing this I'm not moving the elbows. I'm still just moving at the shoulder, I've just made it a little bit easier by bending the elbows. So the lateral shoulder press is a great exercise and just make sure to take the right steps to do it properly.