How to: Shoulder Raise
Primary Muscles Used:Shoulders, Anterior Deltoid
Exercise Families:Shoulder Flexion
- Holding a dumbbell in each hand in a neutral grip (palms facing inwards), plant both feet on the floor shoulder-width apart. Hinge forward from your hips so that your torso is at a 45-degree angle to the floor. Bend your knees slightly and extend your arms to hold the dumbbells directly below your chest. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale. Using the muscles in your shoulders and back, slowly raise the dumbbells forward and upward 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.
- Inhale. Lower your arms to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
Alternative Exercises for Dumbbells
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