One Move for Strong Shoulders & Core

How about one move that will target two areas that I know you want to be toned and tight. This is a great move that you will want to share with all your friends!

This move forces you to engage your core while working your shoulders on the arm that is holding you up, and with the lateral raise. This is so great for hitting the shoulders in two places at one time.

Bench Plank Rear Lateral Raise

1. Place your hands on the edge of a bench with your feet extended behind you so that you are in a plank position.

2. Balance your weight on one of your hands and pick up a dumbbell with the free hand.

3. With a slight bend in the elbow, lift the dumbbell up to about shoulder level. Slowly lower the weight. Repeat for 10 – 12 reps. Then, perform the exercise with the other arm.

Make sure to keep good plank form: core tight, butt down, back flat, body aligned from head to toe.

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