Dumbbell Shoulder Exercises II

This week I want to focus on some more shoulder exercises perfect for any overhead athlete or shoulder patient.  We call these "full can" and "lat raises" with dumbbells.  The first shown below is the "full can" exercise performed holding a weight and lifting up/down slowly with the dumbbell (or can) up towards the ceiling.  4 sets of 10 reps is great!  Next exercise is the traditional "lateral raises" with dumbbells.  Easy side lifting up and down slowly working in a painfree ROM.  This should be performed with the dumbbell face down at the patients side as shown below. Start

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Dumbbell Shoulder Exercises I

Hello everyone and I pray you all had a great Christmas and New Years!  We are back here @ Trainers Tips for 2015.  Our first round of exercises for the year is centered around where we left off in 2014 on Shoulder Strengthening.  The following exercises use dumbbells, not rubber tubing like before, however that can be used to substitute weights.   These are what we call our D1 and D2 movement patterns. The patient starts with a dumbbell next to his/her side.  Then proceeds to lift up and across his/her body as shown below.  Do this slowly and 4 sets

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