- Position dumbbell in front of pelvis with elbow slightly
bent. Grasp stationary object with other hand for support. Bend
over with hips and knees bent slightly.
- Raise upper arm to side until elbow is shoulder height. Maintain
elbow's height above or equal to wrist. Lower and repeat. Continue
with opposite arm.
- Maintain fixed elbow position (10° to 30° angle)
throughout exercise. At top of movement, elbow (not necessarily
dumbbell) should be directly lateral to shoulder since elbow
is slightly bent forward. Dumbbell is raised by shoulder
abduction, not external
rotation. As elbow drops lower than wrist, front deltoid
become primary mover instead of lateral deltoid. See Lateral