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Stand with feet slightly apart, back straight. Grasp dumbbells with overhand grip in front of body and directly below shoulders, keeping arms straight but not locked.
EXHALE: Pull the dumbbells straight upward, lifting elbows as high as possible, keeping dumbbells in a straight line below the shoulders.
INHALE: Slowly lower the weights to the starting position to complete one rep.
Keep knees slightly bent and torso upright. Your upper body will want to lean backwards as you lift-- keeping your abs tight and watching yourself from the side in a mirror will help you keep your upper body still.
Muscles Worked: Shoulders, Upper back
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