Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, with your knees and hips slightly bent. Hold the dumbbells parallel to your body with your elbows pointing back and slightly bent. Begin with your arms forward and up enough so there is some pull downward on the dumbbells.
Contract the anterior deltoids. Pull the arms up and slightly out, keeping your hands relaxed and your elbows slightly bent. Pull your arms up and out until they are approximately parallel to the floor. Keep you hands just outside shoulder width. Hold and continue to contract the anterior deltoids. Have your arms relaxed, your elbows pointed down, and your wrists in a neutral position. Slowly lower your arms to their start position. Repeat.