Standing shoulder dumbbell press

Position your feet shoulder-width apart and stand holding two dumbbells at shoulder height with an overhand grip. Press the weights up above your head until your arms are fully extended. Return…

The standing dumbbell shoulder press is a classic deltoid-building exercise that is common in gyms around the world. Performing the move standing up as opposed to seated allows more weight to be used and taxes the core more than seated presses.

Step 1. Stand straight with legs shoulder width apart. Step 2. Dead-lift the dumbbell up, slowly breathe out and Raise the dumbbell above the head in a controlled movement.

The Standing Dumbbell Overhead Press is a very close variation to the Overhead Press which allows for a more natural range of motion of the shoulders. Given that the weight is not fixed by a barbell, your shoulders are free to rotate throughout the movement.

The standing dumbbell press is one of the most popular mass builders for the shoulders! Set up for the exercise by grabbing a pair of dumbbells and standing straight up with your feet around shoulder width apart. Raise the dumbbells to shoulder height on each side, and twist so that your palms are facing forward.

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