How do I perform a seated arm V raise with both arms?

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Wendy Batts
Fitness
When performing a seated V raise exercise with both arms, you want to 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, 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 a dumbbell in each hand, and start with your arm next to the sides of your body. Next, raise your arms up at a 45-degree angle in front of body until your hands reach eye level. Be sure to keep your thumbs pointed up and avoid shrugging your shoulders and arching your back. Pause at the top and then return arms to the side of your body. Repeat for desired number of repetitions.
 
Sit on a bench with your feet pointed straight ahead and placed flat on the ground.  draw-in your navel and hold a dumbbell in each hand, with your arms hanging at the side of your body.  Keeping your elbows straight, raise your arms at a 45-degree angle in front of your body until your hands reach eye level.  Be careful not to shrug your shoulders or arch your back.  Hold the top position and then lower your arms back down to the sides of your body. 




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