Dumbbell Overhead Shoulder Press
- Sit on a military press bench or bench that has a back support, holding a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip.
- Place the dumbbells on top of your thighs with your palms facing down.
- Raise the dumbbells to your shoulders.
- Rotate your wrists so that the palms of your hands are facing away from you. This is the start position.
- As you exhale, push the dumbbells up and over your head by extending your arms until the dumbbells touch at the top of the movement.
- Pause for a count of one.
- Slowly return to the start position inhaling as you do so.
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Dumbbell overhead shoulder press is a gym work out exercise that targets shoulders and also involves abs and triceps and upper back & lower traps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Reverse flyes, seated lateral / side shoulder dumbbell raises and standing arm circles are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as dumbbell overhead shoulder press. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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