A basic exercise to build the muscles of the upper shoulder girdle. Dumbbells work more muscle fibers.
Stand up straight facing the dumbbells on a bench.
Grasp the dumbbells with an overhand grip, arms shoulder width apart.
The dumbbells should be at the level of your thighs. That is the starting position.
As you exhale, slowly lift the dumbbells along your body by raising your elbows until it touches your chin.
At the top, pause for 2-3 seconds and, as you inhale, slowly return to the starting position.
Perform the exercise using shoulder muscles.
Imagine that your arms are “tied” to the dumbbells and are not involved in the exercise.
Keep your torso stationary and avoid using your legs or lower back to raise the dumbbells.