Arm Raises

Improves shoulder strength and can help with everyday activities such as getting dressed, and opening cupboards or doors.

Start with ten gentle repetitions.


  • Make this easier

    • Reduce the range of movement.
  • Make this harder

    • Hold your arms extended at shoulder height for 1-2 seconds.
    • Increase number of repetitions.


Step 1

With your arms straight at your sides, lift arms out to the side to shoulder height for a count of around 2 seconds.

Step 2

Ensure the movement is from the shoulder and keep looking forwards. Keep shoulders relaxed.

Step 3

Return your arms to your sides in a slow and controlled motion.