Part of the
You Can Learn Weightlifting series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: April 23, 2005
The Dumbbell Raise will
work your shoulder muscles. It is a great shoulder workout that keeps the
concentration on the middle deltoids.
Remember to breathe in when coming down and to breathe out when pushing up.
Tighten your abdominals (stomach muscles) when doing this exercise. Concentrate
on maintaining good posture.
When athletes are looking for larger shoulder muscles, this workout focuses on
the middle delts. Here are a couple of photos of the exercise at the beginning
of the dumbbell raise and the end of the dumbbell raise. Most weightlifters use
this shoulder exercise on a regular basis.
As always, if you haven't exercised in a long time or you
have long standing medical problems, be sure and see a doctor before starting
this or any exercise routine.