Scaption

Mechanics

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart holding a DB in each hand using a neutral grip (palms facing inward) with arms fully extended.
  • Set the abs and, keeping the arms straight and thumbs point up, raise the DBs to up and out to the sides at a 45 degree angle. Stop when the hands reach shoulder height, pause, return to the starting position and repeat.
  • Do not raise the hands higher than shoulder height to minimize the risk of impingement.
  • Keep the abs tight and trunk erect throughout the movement and do not shrug the shoulders are rock the body to initiate movement.
  • If you have to use momentum to initiate movement, the weight is too heavy. Choose a lighter set of DBs.
 
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