How To: Do dumbbell 45-degree angle raises

Do dumbbell 45-degree angle raises

Learn how to do dumbbell 45-degree angle raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life.

Use light weights to warm up and strengthen the muscles of the shoulder complex.

Muscles Worked

Starting Position
Stand upright facing a mirror with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding dumbbells in your hands with your thumbs facing down toward the floor. Engage your core and retract your shoulder blades.


1. From the starting position, slowly raise the weights up in front of you at a 45-degree angle to your body until your hands are at shoulder level. Keep your elbows straight as you lift. Though you are lifting from the shoulders, you don't want to raise your shoulders toward your ears; think instead of feeling your hands rising away from your body.
2. From the top of the lift, reverse direction and slowly return the weights back to starting position.

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