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Upper Body Exercises: Front Raise

This exercise stretches and strengthens your upper body. Before starting, read through all the instructions. During the exercise, breathe normally and use smooth movements. Stop if you feel any pain. If pain persists, call your healthcare provider.

  • Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Hold a ____ pound weight in each hand, with palms facing your body. Extend your arms straight down so the weights touch your thighs.

  • Raise one arm upward to shoulder or eye level. Hold for a second, then lower your arm. As you lower, raise the opposite arm to shoulder or eye level.

  • Repeat ____ times with each arm. Do ____ sets ____ times a day.

CAUTION: Don’t swing the weights. Use slow, controlled movements.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bechtold, C Dustin, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Mitchell, Bryan Sean, MD
Last Review Date: 10/31/2011
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