This exercise is great for not only strengthening the main shoulder muscle but also the small external rotator, shoulder-stabilising muscles which is very important to prevent injury to your shoulder.
Body parts used: Shoulders, back of arm
Muscles worked: Medial deltoid, posterior deltoid, Tricep
Recommended set/rep pattern: 3 sets x 10 repetitions
- Preform this exercise either standing or seated.
- Start with dumbbells positioned in front of the shoulder, palms facing in towards the body and elbows directly under the wrist
- Initiate movement by bringing elbows out to side. Continue to raise elbows outwards while pressing the dumbbells overherad until arms are straight.
- Lower to front of shoulders in opposite pattern and repeat movement