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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Deltoids
Secondary Muscles: Rotator Cuff
Body Area: Shoulders
Modality Types: Free Weights Free Weights
Equipment: Dumbbells, Kettlebells

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Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Hold weight with palms facing down
  • Raise upper arms till they are parallel to the floor, allowing lower arms to hang under
  • Rotate shoulders externally to move the lower arms till the wrists are directly above the elbows
  • Press the weight up and above the head
  • Return to starting position by reversing these steps


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