Dumbbell Shoulder Press
How to: Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Primary Muscles Used:Shoulders, Arms, Anterior Deltoid, Lateral Deltoid, Triceps
Exercise Families:Vertical Push
- Set an incline bench to an 80-85 degree angle. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, sit on the bench and plant both feet on the floor hip-width apart. Raise the dumbbells to chest height, holding them in an overhand grip (palms facing away from your body). This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale. Using the muscles in both your shoulders and arms, extend your elbows and press the dumbbells up above your head, ensuring that your arms are in line with your ears.
- Inhale. Once your arms are fully extended, bend your elbows to lower the dumbbells into your chest. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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