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Incline Shoulder Raise

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How to: Incline Shoulder Raise

Primary Muscles Used:Shoulders, Anterior Deltoid

Exercise Families:Shoulder Flexion

Equipment:Dumbbell(s), Incline Bench

Trainer:Kelsey Wells

  1. Set an incline bench to a 35-degree angle. Holding one dumbbell in each hand, lie face down on the bench with both knees resting on the seat or feet planted on either side of the bench — whichever is most comfortable. Extend your arms to hold the dumbbells directly below your chest in an underhand grip (palms facing up).This is your starting position.
  2. Inhale. Exhale. Using the muscles in your shoulders and back, slowly raise the dumbbells upwards and outwards until your arms are in line with your ears and they resemble the shape of a ‘Y’. You should feel a small squeeze between your shoulder blades.
  3. Inhale. Gently lower the dumbbells to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.

Alternative Exercises for Dumbbells

* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.

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