Strong Shoulders Combat Slouch

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What are good shoulder exercises for women?

Strong Shoulders Combat Slouch

Shoulder stretches and strengtheners are important exercises for women because many of us harbor so much tension in our shoulders. And if you spend most of your sitting in front of a computer, you are likely to develop a hunched posture that makes you look and feel tired.

But fortunately there are plenty of exercises to help you sculpt your shoulder and combat “computer hunch.”

Try this simple exercise for starters, the Single-Arm Lateral Raise:

  • Stand up straight, with feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Hold a 3- to 5-pound dumbbell in each hand. Start with your arms at your sides.
  • Bend your right arm slightly and slowly raise it to shoulder height so your arm is parallel to the floor; don't lock your elbow.
  • Lower and repeat with the other arm.
  • Alternate arms and repeat eight to 10 times on each side.

   

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