- Hold a water bottle or weight in each hand
- Perform a front raise, keeping elbows straight to lift wrists to shoulder height in front of your body
- Perform a lateral raise, keeping elbows straight to lift wrists to shoulder height to the side of your body
- Perform a shoulder press, extending elbows to push weights above head
Warm up, cool down and stretch
Before you get into your workout it’s important to warm up. Just five minutes of light activity is all you need. Things like:
- Jogging on the spot
- Pumping your arms
- Shoulder rolls
- Controlled punches
- Circular ‘windmill’ arm movements in the air.
After your workout, cool down by following any of the above activities, again for five minutes. This is also a great time to stretch your muscles holding each stretch for 20-30 seconds. Make sure you hold at a point where you can feel the stretch but you shouldn’t feel discomfort or pain. Don’t bounce through these, just slow steady movements.
Disclaimer: If you have been inactive for a while, have heart disease, or a close relative with heart disease or if you have other major health problems, or are pregnant, please check with your doctor before following these workouts.