Muscles Worked: Shoulders, trapezius.

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the dumbbells to your side with your palms facing the outside of your legs.

Action: Keep your arms straight and lift the dumbbells with your palms down out to the side of your body. Stop once you reach shoulder level.

Return the dumbbells to the starting position.


1.     Exhale as your curl the weight up, inhale as you return the dumbbells to the starting position.

2.     Avoid leaning back during this exercise.

3.     Decrease the weight if you can’t bring the dumbbells to your shoulder level.