How does it work?

This move targets your shoulders, especially the lateral and anterior heads of the deltoid

How to do it?

  1. Stand with a dumbbell in each hand at your sides.
  2. Keep your back straight, brace your core, tighten the abs so as not to arch the lower back. Keep a slight bend in the knees.
  3.  Slowly lift the weights out to the side until your arms are parallel with the floor, with the elbow slightly bent. 
  4. Then lower them back down, again in a controlled fashion. Control the raising and lowering. Make sure that the range of movement does not go beyond the shoulder joint.

Check your form and avoid using dumbbells that are too heavy—this almost always leads to additional errors in performance.

How many sets?

4 sets of 20 repetitions with 30-45 seconds’ break for breathing