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Standing Alternating Dumbbell Press

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How to: Standing Alternating Dumbbell Press

Primary Muscles Used:Shoulders, Arms, Anterior Deltoid, Lateral Deltoid, Triceps

Exercise Families:Vertical Push

Equipment:Dumbbell(s)

Trainer:Kelsey Wells

  1. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, plant both feet on the floor hip-width apart. Extend both arms overhead, holding the dumbbells in an overhand grip (palms facing away from your body). This is your starting position.
  2. Inhale. Without moving your left arm, bend your right elbow to lower the dumbbell down to chin height.
  3. Exhale. Using the muscles in your shoulder and arm, extend your right elbow to return to the starting position. Avoid “shrugging” by drawing your shoulder blades down and back.
  4. Inhale. Without moving your right arm, bend your left elbow to lower the dumbbell down to chin height.
  5. Exhale. Using the muscles in your shoulder and arm, extend your left elbow to return to the starting position. Once again, avoid “shrugging” by drawing your shoulder blades down and back. Continue alternating between right and left for the specified number of repetitions.

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