- Sit on stool or end of bench with legs together. Position
dumbbell to side with elbow slightly bent. Angle torso slightly
forward and place free hand on end of thigh for support.
- 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
becomes primary mover instead of lateral deltoid. See Lateral