Side Delt Exercises
To make this list of side delt exercises easier to digest, I’ve divided it into sections based on the equipment used. There is a section for dumbbells, cables, barbells, machines, resistance bands, and “other.”
This segmentation also makes it easier for you to find the exercises that work with your available gym equipment. So whether you work out at a fancy health club or in your backyard, there are at least a few side delt exercises you can do.
Dumbbell Side Delt Exercises
If you have a set of light to medium weight dumbbells at your disposal, you can do most side delt exercise variations. Here are some of the best options.
1. Arnold Dumbbell Press
The Arnold dumbbell press was popularized by “numero uno” himself back in the golden era of bodybuilding. And, unlike traditional shoulder presses, the Arnold press involves a twist.
Moreover, the twisting motion as you press the dumbbells accentuates the side delt during the exercise.