Bent Over Dumbbell Raises

bent over dumbbell raisesEquipment Required: a pair of dumbbells, flat bench or chair

Technique

  1. Starting by holding a dumbbell in each hand, and sit at the edge of a flat bench or chair.
  2. Bend forward from the hips until your chest is directly above your knees.
  3. Let your arms hang down to the sides of your body with the palms facing each other and the elbows slightly bent.
  4. Raise the dumbbells up and out to the sides until they are parallel to the ground.
  5. After a pause at the top, slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat until the set is completed

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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