Port de bras strengthener

It takes strength from the deltoid and other muscles for a good port de bras. This is a simple, easy to do anywhere exercise to check the endurance of the deltoid muscle.

Make sure your shoulder is in neutral to begin and work your way up to 2 sets of 40 repetitions forward and 40 repetitions backwards before moving to other shoulder exercises. I was surprised when I felt fatigue with my initial 2 sets of 20 reps! Obviously haven’t been using my arms in the same way that I used to:)

Note when fatigue sets in. It won’t take long to get to 2 sets of 40 circles forward and backwards!

To your success,


2 replies
  1. Gail Bongiovanni
    Gail Bongiovanni says:

    Thank you Deborah for this wonderful, quick and easy exercise! I used to do this exercise in my youth and had forgotten it. I will be sharing with my senior adults who have been mentioning their lack of muscle tone in their arms.


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