Rotating Shoulder Press
Sit in an upright bench so that your back is supported, palms facing front and elbows at a 90 degree angle.
Press arms overhead while rotating your palms to face each other by the time they reach the straight elbow position. Aim to get arms parallel, then return to a 90 degree angle.
TIP: Keep your shoulders pulled back to give your arms the stretch this exercise provides.
Variations for Rotating Shoulder Press
Use a shoulder press machine if your gym does not have a Smith machine.
This is a great exercise for building strength where overhead movement is involved, such as putting a box in your attic. It will stretch and strengthen your shoulders simultaneously.
If you are lifting a heavier-than-normal weight, use an upright chair to ensure good posture throughout the exercise.
If you are lifting a challenging weight, ask someone to spot you to make sure you are comfortable with the weight.
Use an upright chair in order to ensure good posture if you are lifting a challenging weight.
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