How do I perform a seated alternate arm shoulder fly?

Wendy Batts
When performing a seated alternating arm shoulder fly exercise, you want to first select a weight. 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, sit up tall in a seat with your back away from the chair and your feet flat on the floor. Draw-in your abs and hold dumbbells in each hand and start with your arms next to the sides of your body. Raise one arm up away from the side of your body with your palm down, to shoulder level.  Be sure not to shrug shoulders or arch your back. Pause at the top and then return arm to the side of your body. Repeat on the opposite arm and continue to alternate for the desired number of repetitions.
Sit on a bench with your feet pointed straight ahead and your feet placed flat on the ground.  draw-in your navel and hold a dumbbell in each hand, with your arms hanging at your sides.  Raise one arm up and away from the side of your body with your palm facing down.  Raise the dumbbell to shoulder level being careful not to shrug your shoulders or arch your back.  Hold the top position and then return your arm to the side of your body.  Repeat with the opposite arm.

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