Mike Caton

Woman performing a lateral raise

Dumbbell Side Raise

The dumbbell side lateral raise is a good, but not very functional exercise. It’s good to isolate specific areas of your shoulder. But, as you know, I generally prefer functional exercises over not. Benefits It’s easy and effective at targeting one of the specific shoulder muscles.   Body Parts Used Main focus is on the …

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dumbbell upright row

Dumbbell Upright Row

The dumbbell upright row is a very effective and even functional exercise. Upright row exercises tend to have a risk of shoulder injury (impingement), but I teach a variation that helps. See below. Benefits Strengthens and develops the upper body pulling muscles, especially the back of the shoulder and the trapezoids. Because it’s done standing …

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Exercise Programs

This page will be a list of exercise programs and links to reviews for each. If you have one that you’d like to add to the list, leave a comment below. See the 5 Best Exercise programs here. RushFit P90X TRX Workout Power 90 In-Home Boot Camp Les Mills Pump     Mike Caton