Burnin' Shoulders

This is a Body Sculpting pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 9664)

This idea for a shoulder exercise may or may not have been submitted already, but my class moaned and groaned during it (which, of course, means they loved it!) so I thought I'd share!

Depending on the fitness level of your participants, you will most probably need lighter-than-usual weights for these exercises.

I. Middle/Anterior Division of the Deltoids

Hold the dumbbells down in front with your palms parallel. Keeping the elbows slightly bent, perform a lateral raise. Before you lower back down, press the dumbbells out in front, working the anterior deltoids and pectoralis. Come back to the lateral raise position, and lower back down. Repeat.

II. Anterior/Posterior Division of the Deltoids

Hold the dumbbells down in front with them touching end-to-end (thumbs together). Keeping the elbows slightly bent, perform a frontal raise. Before you lower back down, pull the dumbbells back and wide, working the posterior deltoids, the trapezius, and the teres major. Come back to the frontal raise position, and lower back down. Repeat.

Always do these slow and controlled. In my toning classes, I usually use 128 BPM or slower and I took these (and most exercises) at half-speed (4 beats up, 4 beats down.)



Added by Kiersten at 9:01 PM on Thursday, July 12, 2001 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: Kiersten.Pagani@motorola.com)
From: Chandler, Arizona (USA)
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