“Your struggles develop your strength”
Kelly and I did it again, we worked out at LA Fitness. This time we did a shoulder routine. Last time we trained back and biceps, you can read about it here.
I want to be transparent with you guys as I take you along my fitness journey. During this workout I struggled with the Arnold Dumbbell Press. Rather than cut those clips from my video I decided to share them with you instead. It’s good to challenge yourself. Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and try a new workout or go up in weight. I have the workout listed below along with a link to the video on my Youtube channel.
- Seated Dumbbell Press: Start with the dumbbells at shoulder height on either side of you. Make sure that the palms of your hands are facing forward. Push the dumbbells up above you until they barely touch. Pause. Then bring them back down slowly. Repeat 3 sets of 15.
- Arnold Dumbbell Press: This exercise is named after Arnold Schwarzenegger for how he use to do it. It is very similar to the seated dumbbell press. The only difference, is that you start by holding the dumbbells with your palms facing you. In front of your shoulders. As you proceed to push up you rotate your wrist to where the seated dumbbell press starts. Push the dumbbells up above you until they barely touch. Pause. Then bring them back down slowly. Repeat 3 sets of 15. Reference my video below for an example.
- Front Dumbbell Raise: You start this exercise standing with a pair of dumbbells resting on your thighs, palms facing down. Lift your arms with the dumbbells in front of you. Make sure that you have a slight bend in your elbow. You are going to raise your arms until they are parallel with the ground. Pause for a moment at the top. Then slowly lower the dumbbells back down. Make sure you do not to swing or rock your body while doing this exercise. Repeat 3 sets of 15.
- Side Lateral Raise: This is very similar to the front dumbbell raise. The only difference, is that you start by holding the dumbbells by your sides, again with your palms facing you. You are going to raise your arms until they are parallel with the ground. Pause for a moment at the top. Then slowly lower the dumbbells back down. Repeat 3 sets of 15.
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