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Shoulder raises

Shoulder raises can be done laterally (out to the sides) or forwards. Each variation utilizes slightly different muscles and so both/a mixture of the two are recommended.

  • Sit/stand with your feet shoulder width apart and core activate.
  • Hold light weights in each hand with arms resting by your sides.
  • Squeeze through your shoulders to lift the weights directly in front of your body or out to the sides. There should be a slight bend in your elbows during the exercise, to regress the lateral shoulder raises (make them easier) you can bend your elbows to 90 degrees. To return, gently lower your arms back down.
  • Complete 10-15 reps x 2 sets