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Fit Form: Slow Lift and Push

July 23, 2013

Fit Form: Slow Push & Lift

July 23, 2013

Last week, we divulged a move that works your anterior deltoid muscles. Today, we are going to talk about the lateral deltoid muscles. We will be working the lateral deltoid muscles with a move called the Slow Push and Lift.

The Set-up:

We will be using the same set-up that was utilized last week, with one small difference. Click here if you need a refresher!

Now, widen your arms out to your sides in a “T,” and rotate the palms so they are facing down. You’re set!

The Muscle:

  • The lateral deltoids are in the middle of your shoulder.
  • These muscles are used when you lift your arms to the sides.

The Exercise:

  • Slowly counting to 4, push the palms together until they are resting in front of the hips.
  • Again slowly counting to 4, lift the arms back to the starting “T” position.
  • To move the arms slowly enough, use resistance. Pretend that are are in a pool of water, and your arms are swimming through the water to achieve these movements.
  • Remember, the lateral deltoids are working during the lifting portion of this exercise. While lifting the arms, pay attention to your body so that you can really feel the lateral deltoids working. Utilize the mind-body connection, focusing on the lateral deltoids while working to get a more effective workout.

If you have any other moves for the lateral deltoids, please share them in the comments below! Or leave a comment to let us know how this move worked for you.

Also, check back soon to learn how to tone the posterior deltoids.

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