Dumbbell Shoulder Press How To

Why do it?

Dumbbell Shoulder Press works each shoulder/arm in isolation which helps address imbalances. You can also support your back using a bench, reducing the risk of injury and preventing cheating using bad form.

Form Check

No curve in back Stable footing Arms move together


  1. Begin standing with two dumbbells at shoulder level
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
  1. Press the dumbbells up with your shoulders, together, until your arms are straight, and they almost touch
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
  1. Lower the dumbbells back down to shoulder height and repeat
Dumbbell Shoulder Press

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