Isometric Shoulder Raises

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I used to neglect working out my shoulders all the time.

No lie. For some reason, shoulder workouts were just lost on me.

I always skipped shoulders.

I’d never forget to workout my biceps, triceps, back, abs, obliques, and any other part of my upper body.

It remained this way for a long time.

That is until I decided to do something about it.

I actually started incorporating shoulder workouts into my fitness routine.

Was it hard at first? Yes, because I wasn’t used to it at first.

Did it get easier over time? Yes, because I got used to it over time.

Could the same be said for you?

Yes without a doubt, if you’re willing to put in the time to do so.

And that brings me to today’s exercise topic, isometric shoulder raises.

So without further ado, let’s get into how to perform this simple yet highly effective exercise.

How to Perform Isometric Shoulder Raises

1. Hold the dumbbells, one in each hand, and look straight ahead.

2. Do not bend your elbows. Raise your shoulders and hold for 10-15 seconds.

3. Bring your hands down and relax.

Isometric Shoulder Raises Videos

If you’re not quite sure how to perform this exercise or you’re not sure if you’re performing it correctly, don’t worry. I got you covered! Just check out the videos below and you should be good to go!

Final Thoughts on Isometric Shoulder Raises

I’m a now-reformed shoulder workout advocate so I highly recommend giving this exercise a try. If you like it you’ll want to check these other best isometric shoulder exercises.

If you’re a beginner, I will recommend that you start this exercise with light weights (5-10 lb dumbbells ideally) and focus on getting the form down first before gradually increasing the weight to heavier proportions.

This exercise doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to perform.

It’s not a difficult exercise to perform either.

If you’re looking to shake up your exercise routine especially shoulder-wise, then this exercise just might do the trick.

Go ahead! Give it a try!