Stand with lever to side, fulcrum approximately shoulder height and handle just below hip. Grasp lever handle with elbow straight or slightly bent.
Raise lever handle forward and upward until upper arm is well above horizontal. Lower and repeat. Repeat with opposite arm.
Absolute height of movement may depend on individual range of motion. Raise should be limited to height achieved just before tightness is felt in shoulder capsule. Alternatively, height just above horizontal may be considered adequate. Elbows may be kept straight or slightly bent throughout movement. Exercise is performed on Lever Extended Arm Lateral Raise Machine featuring long lever arms and handles attached to secondary levers as shown.