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Alternating Diagonal Shoulder Press

This exercise will help you add trunk and hip work to a more traditional shoulder strengthening exercise.

 

A Few Extra Tips for Performing This Exercise

 

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If you have a history of shoulder, neck or back pain you can modify this exercise.

 

To help make this exercise easier on your shoulders, turn your palms to face in toward each other instead of forward.

 

You can also modify how high your reach to stay at a less challenging height.

 

For low back or knee pain, slowly add the body rotation, starting with smaller rotations and rotating further as tolerated.

 

You can also start this exercise without dumbbells to see how the action feels for your body, adding weights as tolerated.

 

Start with 6 - 8 per side if you are new to exercise, 10 - 12 per side if you are currently active.