Powell Raise – Dumbbell

HOW: Begin in a sidelying position on an inclined bench. WIth the free arm, grab onto a dumbbell with your palm facing down. Lift the arm up towards the ceiling pulling with your shoulder blade. Return to the starting position.   
  • FEEL: You will feel the muscles on the back of the shoulder and in between the shoulder blades working as you perform this exercise. 
  • COMPENSATION: Avoid letting your body rock as you perform this exercise. Maintain a strong core and avoid shrugging the shoulders as you perform this exercise as well.

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