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Cross-Body Shoulder Raise, side lying

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auxiliary muscles:TrapeziusMuscle
optional:Bench, Fitness Mat
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (17)
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General And Specifics

  • especially trains the rear part of the shoulders

Starting Position

  • grasp a dumbbell
  • lay on the ground or the weight bench (bigger range of motion) sideways in a stable position
  • let the arm with the dumbbell hang down in front of your body
  • the other arm can be used to stabilize the position
  • the arm is slightly bent, keep it like that during the entire exercise
  • hold the head in extension to the spine

Correct Execution

  • brace the shoulder muscles
  • lift the arm with the dumbbell, until it is almost vertical to the ground
  • hold this position for a moment
  • lower the arm, but do not let it rest on the ground
  • go over to the next rep
  • make slow and controlled motions
  • the body stays as calm as possible
  • do several reps on one side, then switch sides and do the same number of reps