seated shoulder raises
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Seated Dumbell Shoulder Raises

Dumbbell shoulder raises work your core, shoulders, and upper trapezius. When completing this exercise, it is important to keep your core activated, and avoid bending your back.

  • Holding a pair of dumbbells with an overhand grip, straight at the edge of a chair, with your chest up and core activated.

  • Lift the dumbbells in front of you. Keep your core contracted as you raise the dumbbells. Feel the contraction in the shoulder muscles.
  • Make sure that as you move the dumbbells upwards, that you aren’t swinging them, but are lifting them.
  • Once the dumbbells reach shoulder height, pause and slowly lower the dumbbells to the starting position (you’ll see in the video that I lift the weights beyond that point- I should stop the movement earlier, to avoid injury).
  • Complete 12-15 reps for one set, work to complete 3 sets as your strength increases.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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