Exercise Advice: Stand with your feet approximately shoulder width apart and grasp a dumbbell in each hand allowing the dumbbells to hang down at your sides with your palm facing in toward your body. Next, simultaneously raise the dumbbells by bringing the backs of your hands to the ceiling, keeping your arms as straight as possible throughout the movement. Bring your arms to a point that is parallel to the floor, hold for a one-count and return to the start position and repeat for the desired repetitions.
Breathing Pattern: Exhale and breathe out while exerting force during the concentric portion of the movement when you raise your arms up. Inhale and breathe in during the eccentric portion of the exercise when you lower your arms back down to your sides.