Stand with your feet hip width apart and a dumbbell in each hand with a pronated (palms forward) grip that is slightly less than shoulder width. The dumbbells should be resting on top of your thighs. Your arms should be extended with a slight bend at the elbows and your back should be straight. This will be your starting position. Use your side shoulders to lift the dumbbells as you exhale. The dumbbells should be close to the body as you move it up and the elbows should drive the motion. Continue to lift them until they nearly touch your chin.

Tip: Your elbows should drive the motion. As you lift the dumbbells, your elbows should always be higher than your forearms. Also, keep your torso stationary and pause for a second at the top of the movement.

Lower the dumbbells back down slowly to the starting position. Inhale as you perform this portion of the movement.

The Arms and Shoulder Dumbbell Workout consists of 6 exercises to work your shoulders, biceps and triceps. The workout can be done anywhere just using a set of dumbbells. Be sure to activate your core muscles throughout the repetitions to maximize the

benefits of the exercises as well as protecting your back during the movements.

Muscles used: Traps, shoulders, biceps.

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