How to do Monkey Arms?

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Despite its awful labelling, and not so well known exercise, the monkey arm exercise is still some fitness pros’ favourite workout. Monkey Rows are a wonderful alternative to conventional trap and deltoid development workouts like the upright row for people who have shoulder problems. Know the benefits and the correct form of the exercise.

Benefits of Monkey Arms.

This exercise is ideal for someone who has had wrist and shoulder difficulties in the past. The Monkey Row allows the person to develop deltoids and traps.

There is a low chance of injury. In general this exercise needs no specific reason. It would make your shoulder feel active anyways.

How to perform Monkey arms?

Simply, this one is straightforward and an easy exercise

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides, gripping a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Raise dumbbells to armpit level along the sides of the rib cage, elbows pointed out to the sides.
  3. Extend your arms out to the sides, palms facing down.
  4. Return to the beginning of the motion.