The scaption helps increase strength, stability, and function in the shoulder and rotator cuff region. It is often used in prevention and rehabilitation of rotator cuff-related injuries.


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    Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides with palms facing inward. This is your starting position.
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    Brace core and raise the dumbbells in front of your chest in a wide V. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and hold. Slowly lower the dumbbells to the start position and repeat.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Stop the lift when the dumbbells reach the top of your shoulders.
  • Make sure to choose the right weight for your skill level. A lighter weight is recommended for this exercise.