Standing L Raise

The standing L raise helps increase strength and stability in the shoulder region by targeting the rotator cuff. The standing position also improves stability throughout the core.


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    Stand in a shoulder-width stance holding a dumbbell in each hand, your arms bent at a 90 degree angles, palms facing each other.
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    Rotating your shoulders, raise your arms until they are parallel with the floor. Squeeze the shoulder blades together, hold, and then return to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid raising the arms too high. Your upper arms should be parallel to the floor in the top position.
  • Avoid going too heavy. Use light dumbbells and focus on form.