How does it work?

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

How to do it?

  1. Stand at ease with feet about shoulder-width apart. Keep the back straight and feet planted flat on the floor.
  2. Hold a pair of dumbbells in hanging down on your sides, facing inwards towards the thighs. Ensure that you have a firm grip.
  3. Tighten your core and gently lift the dumbbells upward, inhaling, with arms out in front and dumbbells facing each other. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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