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IN SHAPE ATHLETIC CLUB TRAINER TIP 

by Dareck Cordell, Certified Personal Trainer

There are many exercises that are usually done from a standing position. This is definitely not a bad thing, but performing some of the same movements from a seated position can actually help to isolate a specific muscle group. Although, there are many exercises that can be done from both seated and standing, a couple examples are the side lateral raise for shoulders, and the standard dumbbell curl for biceps.

 

Performing these exercises from a seated position takes away some of the momentum that can be used from standing. This will help isolate a specific area and forces the intended muscle group to work harder in order to move the same amount of weight.

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