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Training Tips Done Right with D1: Combo Raises

Author: D1 Training

Combo raises, or sometimes called shoulder combo raises, are terrific exercises to aid shoulder mobility, and strengthen the front, back and side of the shoulder.

The training team at D1 Training Willowbrook Mall shows us the correct way to complete combo raises for best results. Read through all steps and watch the video before attempting to complete this 3-part exercise.

This is a standing exercise with two dumbbells:

  • Pick up your dumbbells, careful to tighten your core when lifting. If you are picking them up from the ground, use your legs to lift them.
  • Stand up straight, holding the dumbbells down on either side.
  • Retract your shoulders. In other words, push them back and stand up straight.
  • Begin with forward raises. Bring dumbbells to the front, hanging with arms straight in front of you, palms down. Dumbbells will likely land at the top of your thigh.
  • Raise dumbbells out in front of you, arms straight, up to eye level, then bring them back down – trying not to touch your thighs. Repeat.
  • Next, angle your arms and dumbbells out about 45 degrees, and lift again, arms straight, to eye level, and then back down. Repeat.
  • Finally, bring the dumbbells to your sides, and raise arms out to your sides, parallel to the ground for a full lateral raise, again to eye level, and back down. Repeat.
  • Do two sets at each position for one round, repeat desired number of rounds.

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