PERSONAL TRAINER INSTRUCTION :
Lay flat on your backside (supine) and hold both dumbbells with a closed grip. Be sure to keep your forearms vertical and with a 90 degree angle in the elbow joint. Exhale and press the weight up towards the ceiling. Bring the dumbbells together at the top of the repetition and then slowly lower the weight back down until your elbows hit the ground.
This exercise can be done with your feet flat on the ground and your knees bent. Be sure to use a weight that is appropriate for your capabilities. DO NOT lower the weight down by rotating externally in the shoulder after the exercise is complete as this can cause damage to the rotator cuff muscles. Contact us if you have any questions on this exercise and its variations! One of our trainers would love to help you!