How do I perform a standing dumbbell cobra one arm?

Wendy Batts
When performing a standing dumbbell cobra with one arm, first choose a weight that you want to use. Because your shoulder complex is made up of small muscles that stabilize this mobile joint, you want to keep the weight somewhat light to avoid stress on the joint. Next, stand with your feet hip-width apart, pointed straight ahead. Be sure to draw-in your belly button and keep your chin tucked. Next, bend at the waist until your chest is at 45-degree angle to the ground. Extend your arm and let it hang in front of body with the dumbbell in your hand. Keeping your elbow straight and your thumb up toward the sky, bring your arm to the side of body in circular pattern by pinching shoulder blades back and down. Pause and repeat on the same arm for the desired number of repetitions and then switch sides.
Stand with your feet pointed straight ahead, draw in your navel and tuck your chin.  Bend at your waist until your chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground.  Extend one of your arms and let it hang in front of your body holding a dumbbell.  Keeping your elbow straight, bring your arm to the side of your body in a circular pattern by pinching your shoulder blades together and down.  Hold and then return to the starting position.  Repeat with the same arm.

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