Rest: 30-90 seconds between sets
Starting position: Stand up straight holding 1- to 3-pound weights with your hands at your sides, thumbs facing forward. Position your feet hip-width apart.
Movement: Squeeze your shoulder blades together while you slowly lift your arms, creating a V as you raise the weights. Go no higher than your shoulders. Pause, then slowly return to the starting position.
Tips and techniques:
- Keep your wrists firm, maintaining a straight line from your elbow to your knuckles, and elbows soft (not locked) throughout the movement.
- Maintain neutral posture with your shoulders down and back.
- Exhale as you lift.
Too easy? Use a heavier weight.