Dumbbell armpit row
Target muscle: Lateral deltoid
Synergists: Posterior Deltoid, Supraspinatus, Brachialis, Brachioradialis, Biceps Brachii, Middle and Lower Trapezii, Serratus Anterior, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor
Stand holding a pair of dumbbells by your sides, with your palms facing your thighs.
Exhale as you pull the dumbbells up the sides of your torso towards your armpits, with your elbows pointing out to the sides.
Hold for a count of two.
Inhale as you lower the dumbbells to the starting position.
Comments and tips
Pull with your elbows, not your biceps.
Keep your back straight and your elbows slightly bent.
If the dumbbell armpit row is hard on your shoulders, try the dumbbell lateral raise.
Also known as the dumbbell raise.