how to perform lateral raises using dumbbells

Pick a couple of dumbbells and stand with a straight torso and the dumbbells by your side at arms length with the palms of the hand facing you. This will be your starting position.

While maintaining the torso in a stationary position (no swinging), lift the dumbbells to your side with a slight bend on the elbow and the hands slightly tilted forward as if pouring water in a glass. Continue to go up until you arms are parallel to the floor. Exhale as you execute this movement and pause for a second at the top

Lower the dumbbells back down slowly to the starting position as you inhale.
Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
Variation: This exercise can also be performed sitting down.