- Stand erect with a dumbbell in each hand (palms facing your torso) OR a barbell in both hands, arms extended on the sides.
- Lift the dumbbells/barbell by elevating the shoulders as high as possible while you exhale. Hold the contraction at the top for a second. Tip: The arms should remain extended at all times. Refrain from using the biceps to help lift the dumbbells/barbell. Only the shoulders should be moving up and down.
- Lower the dumbbells/barbell back to the original position.
- Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
See video here.