|+ THIS EXERCISE MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE LACKING FLEXIBILITY OR HAVE HAD PREVIOUS SHOULDER INJURIES SIMPLY SWITCH TO ONE OF THE OTHER AVAILABLE EXERCISES THAT YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH. |
Grasp a dumbbell with each hand (both dumbbells should weigh the same). Stand up straight, place your feet shoulder width apart, and bend your knees slightly. Keep your feet flat on the floor. Keep your back tight and your chest out. Keep your head and neck in line with your torso so that you are looking forward. Maintain this posture and body position throughout this exercise. Hang your arms directly at your sides. Rotate your palms so that they are facing backward. Pull your elbows up toward the ceiling, raising the dumbbells upward alongside your body. Breath out during this phase of the exercise. Continue lifting your elbows until they reach shoulder height. Now, in a controlled fashion, lower the dumbbells down toward the floor until they return to the starting position. Breath in during this phase of the exercise.