Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Raise

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The seated dumbbell shoulder raise is a beginner level upper body exercise that targets the shoulders.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

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Back (upper)

You can’t see your back without a lot of effort, but this doesn't mean you shouldn’t train it. Back exercises consisting of both back stretching and back strengthening is very important to your health and overcoming back pain.

Equipment Used


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Dumbbells

The dumbbell, a type of free weight, is a piece of equipment used in weight training. It can be used individually or in pairs (one for each hand). Dumbbells vary in weight from 3lbs. up to 150lbs.

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Bench

A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is cushioned and designed for use in the weight room.

Exercise Instructions


seated dumbbell shoulder raise - step 1

Step 1

Start in a seated position on the bench with your feet hip width apart and your chest proud.

seated dumbbell shoulder raise - step 2

Step 2

Raise the dumbbells up to shoulder height without moving your body.

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Step 3

Lower the dumbbells back down to your sides with full control.