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Lateral Raises for a Shoulder Workout

Shoulder Workout

This week we are moving up the arms to look at shoulders. In my experience gaining size in your shoulders is one of the best ways to make yourself looker ‘bigger’ in clothes – and out. Here are two relatively simple exercises that are highly effective.

Side Lateral Raises

Pick up two dumbbells (this movement does not require a heavy weight, I use 8 – 10kgs) and stand with your legs shoulder width apart and the weights at your sides – palms facing inward toward your body. Maintaining a slight bend in your elbow lift the weights so that your arms are parallel to the floor. Lower the dumbbells back to your sides.

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Front Lateral Raises

Pick up two dumbbells (again this movement does not require a heavy weight, I use 8 – 10kgs) and stand with your legs shoulder width apart and the weights resting on the front of your thighs – palms facing your body. Maintaining a slight bend in your elbow lift one weight at a time until your arm is slightly more than parallel with the floor. Lower the dumbbell back to the starting position and the repeat on the opposite side.

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