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Alternating Shoulder Raise

You'll need a pair of 5- to 8-pound dumbbells. This works your shoulders, thighs, and calves. Do 15 reps per side.

Mon, 30 Aug 2010|

The Alternating Shoulder Raise. You'll need 5- or 8-pound dumbbells. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a weight in each hand. Rise on to the balls of your feet. Lift your right arm to the side and your left arm to the front. Hold for 2 counts. Now, lower the weight and switch arms, lifting your right arm to the front and your left arm to the side while rising onto the balls of your feet. Alternate sides, holding each position for 2 counts. Continue for one minute. Don't lift the weights higher than your shoulders. Keep your elbows slightly bent but not locked. The alternating shoulder raise targets your shoulders, calves, and thighs.

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