- Grasp dumbbells in front of thighs with elbows slightly bent.
Bend over slightly with hips and knees bent slightly.
- Raise upper arms to sides until elbows are shoulder height.
Maintain elbows' height above or equal to wrists. Lower and repeat.
- Keep elbows pointed high while maintaining slight bend through
elbows (10° to 30° angle) throughout movement. At top
of movement, elbows (not necessarily dumbbells) should be directly
lateral to shoulders since elbows are slightly bent forward.
Dumbbells are raised by shoulder
abduction, not external
rotation. If elbows drop lower than wrists, front deltoids
become primary mover instead of lateral deltoids. To keep resistance
targeted to side delt, torso is bent over slightly. See other
view and Lateral