How does it work?

This move targets to help build bigger shoulders using the proper form.

How to do it?

  • Stand at ease with feet about shoulder-width apart. Keep the back straight and feet planted flat on the floor.
  • Allow the pair of dumbbells hanging down on your sides, facing inwards towards the thighs. Ensure that you have a firm grip.
  • Tighten your core and gently lift the dumbbells upward, inhaling, with arms out in front and dumbbells facing each other. 
  • Keep your elbows slightly bent to reduce the stress on the joints. Pause when the arms are approximately horizontal to the floor and feel the contraction in the shoulders.
  • Return the dumbbells to the starting position at the thighs with a slow and controlled motion while exhaling.

Keep your back straight and keep your abdomen tight rather than performing with a rounded back and slack abs.

How many sets?

3-4 sets of 20 repetitions with 30-45 seconds’ rest between each set