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Shoulder Workouts And Arm Exercises

Posted on the 21 October 2014 by Health_news

Shoulder Workouts & Arm Exercises

Due to weight issues, people tend to posses their shoulders and arms disproportionately. Since people desire for a beautiful body, they tend to dream for perfect shoulders and arms. There are certain sets of exercises designed to tone up the shoulders and arms. These workouts  focus on strengthening up the arms and shoulders by shedding extra calories. It is essential for people to follow a set work out and exercise regimen that would aid in toning up the body. Learn about some shoulder workouts and arm exercises in detail.

Exercises: for Shoulder and Arms

  • Bent Over Dumbbell Rows: Hold up your dumbbells and stand by keeping your hip and feet apart. Slightly bent your knees, keep them soft. Push your hips back and pivot your upper torso forward, parallel to floor. Have an upright chest and the lower back should not have forward hunch. Hold the dumbbells end to end by bending your elbows. They need to be pulled from out side to side. Have a control over the weights of the dumbbells while they are in hanging position. Never let the chest collapse in.
  •  Chest Fly Hand Off: In this exercise a single light weight dumbbell is needed. Lie down on the back with bent knees and arms raised above the chest. Hold the dumbbell in one hand and bend your elbows slightly. Like you are hugging a large tree; open the arms out to the side and point out towards the sides. Then bring the arm and raise the arm in the center and take the dumbbell in other hand. Continue with same course with multiple repetitions.
  •  Shoulder Cycles: Choose light weight dumbbells in each hand. Stand with feet apart. Hold the light dumbbells in each hand. Raise the arms straight in front of you, hands facing the floor. And dumbbells parallel to the ground. Open your arms to the side making an almost 180 degree angle. Bring the arms down to the starting position. Have 6 repetitions for one side direction. Then change the direction by raising the arms to the outer side first and closing in the center later. For this also have a 6 repetitions cycle.
  • Overhead Triceps’ Intersection: For this exercise you need to have a heavy dumbbell. Grab the dumbbell with both hands above the head. Give a little bent in the elbow, so that the upper arms are in parallel position with your ears. Without having any motions on the elbow section, raise your forearms straight up. It should be in such a way, that the arms are straight above your head. Now bend the elbows so that you are back in the starting position. This sounds very easy to do. Then increase the number of dumbbell, like two dumbbells or increase the weight.
  • Half Kneeling Bicep Curls: In this exercise, kneel down both the knees in way where one knee is on the floor and one knee is up. Pick up the dumbbell in the opposite hand of the standing up knee. When you start the exercise keep the arm straight, then curl the arm holding the dumbbell. It should have such a full motion that even curling with dumbbell, the elbow should be glued to your side. Bring the hand to the start position and have twelve repetitions for one hand. Then switch the dumbbells and position of knees and start it for other hand.


Before following these exercises, it is advisable to get in touch with their fitness instructor. Since the fitness level of person differs, it is better to initiate under proper guidance.

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