(Originally posted at a relatively inactive weightlifting forum.) Isometric shoulder raises with dumbbells shouldn't look stupid. But what if it's done in the traditional Kung Fu horse stance? This is the horse stance: Google Image Result for http://emac04.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/4.jpg It's both a strength and endurance exercise among Kung Fu enthusiasts and practitioners. I first saw it in an anime and I thought to myself, for something that comes from a cartoon, it looks pretty cool. The problem is, I don't look like a great Chinese Shaolin monk. Chinese yes since I'm Asian, but not a Shaolin monk. So if they see some goofy fat dude like me doing something stupid, it would only add to the silliness of it all. lol. But what do you think? Does it look stupid? Thanks folks.