Set-up: Standing up, bend over at the hips keeping a neutral spine and bracing through the core, allow your arms to hang straight down.
Lift: Begin by pulling your shoulder blades together. Now keeping your arms straight, lift them directly out to your sides with palms facing back and up. Pausing at the top once your arms are level to your torso, return to the start position. Now execute the 'Y' portion of the movement, bend your elbows and raise your arms forward and to the side. The view of your torso and arms will look like a 'Y.' Return again to the start position. Finally keeping your arms straight, lift them directly in front of your body. Return to the start position and repeat.
Emphasis: Focus on technique and stability in this exercise. Do not use momentum.
Repetitions: Cycling through each movement, perform the prescribed number of repetitions for each component movement.
Benefits: A great exercise for shoulder health and stability as well as the mid and upper back.