Muscles Worked: Shoulders, pectoral muscles, trapezius, core muscles.

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the dumbbells in front of your waist or thighs with your palms facing you.

Action: Keep both arms straight and lift the dumbbells shoulder width apart in front of your with your palms down. Stop once you reach shoulder level.

Return the dumbbells to the starting position.


1.     Avoid leaning back.

2.     If you can’t bring the dumbbells to the level of your shoulders, the weight is too heavy.