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Chair and Dumbbell Workout: Advanced

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Standing Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Target: Shoulders, core, and balance. Alternative, pushing motion.


  • Stand nice and tall with your feet firmly planted on the floor.
  • Activate your supercenter, and keep your chest lifted.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Hold a dumbbell in each hand, at your sides, with your arms at approximately a 90-degree angle.
  • Maintain perfect posture and spinal alignment and a comfortable range of motion for your shoulder joints.


  • Raise your arms directly up from your sides, as shown, to almost shoulder height.
  • Maintain this angle at your elbow joint throughout the motion.
  • Return to starting position and continue the exercise for the recommended number of repetitions.

Tip: For an added challenge, you may perform it while balancing on one foot, as shown above.

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