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Lateral Dumbbell Raises

Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Shoulders

Calories Burned:  272 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Medial Deltoids
Secondary Muscles Trained:  Trapezius
Grab two dumbbells and stand with your feet about shoulder width apart.
Holding the dumbbells about 4-5 inches in front of your upper thighs and with palms facing one another, press them together.
Maintaining about a 20 degree bend in your elbows and with palms facing the floor throughout the movement, lift the dumbbells up and out to the sides, a little in front of your body and in a semicircular arc, until they reach shoulder level.
Keep your torso still during the entire movement.
At the top of the movement tilt the dumbbells so the front end is slightly lower than the back end; return to the starting position.
The entire motion should be done in a smooth, controlled manner that lasts about 3 seconds, with the downward movement no faster than the upward. 

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