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How do I perform alternating arm standing shoulder flexion?

Wendy Batts
Fitness
When performing an alternating arm standing shoulder flexion 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, stand with your feet hip-width apart and pointed straight ahead. Draw-in your abs and hold a dumbbell in each hand and start with your arms next to the sides of your body. Keeping your elbow straight, raise one arm in front of your body to shoulder level and pause. Lower your arm to the starting position and repeat on the other side. Continue to alternate arms for the desired number of repetitions.
Stand with your feet pointed straight ahead and placed shoulder-width apart.  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 one arm in front of your body to shoulder level.  Hold the top position and then lower your arm back down to the side of your body.  Repeat with the opposite arm.


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