Exercise How To:

Vertical Shoulder Raise with Dumbbells


Muscles Worked: Shoulders, trapezius, biceps.

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the dumbbells to your side with your palms facing away from the sides of your legs.

Action: Raise the dumbbells to the side with your palms up. Keep a slight bend in your arms throughout the movement. Stop once the weights are touching each other above your head. Your palms should be facing each other.

Return the dumbbells to the starting position.

Muscles Worked

BicepsAbdominalsTrapezius MusclesBiceps

More Dumbbell Exercises

One Arm Curls with Dumbbells
Two Arm Curls with Dumbbells
Curl and Delts with Dumbbells
Front Shoulder Raise with Dumbbells
Lunge Curls with Dumbbells
Lunges with Dumbbells
Reverse Fly with Dumbbells
Shoulder Circles with Dumbbells
Shoulder Press with Dumbbells
Side Shoulder Raise with Dumbbells
Squat Curls with Dumbbells
Squat Shoulder Press with Dumbbells
Squats with Dumbbells
Triceps Kickbacks with a Dumbbell
Upright Row Squat with Dumbbells


Tips for Vertical Shoulder Raise with Dumbbells:

1. Exhale as you curl the weight up, inhale as you return the dumbbells to the starting position.

2. Avoid leaning back during this exercise.

3. Do not hold your breath during this exercise.