Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Upper Body Dumbbell Workout Video Series
This upper body workout is the dumbbell shoulder press and is the next
in this series of exercise videos.
This exercise will target the detoids which are the muscles in the
Unlike the side lateral, this will strengthen more muscles in one move.
The primary focus is the anterior deltoid, or the front of the shoulder.
It will also strengthen the remaining deltoid muscles which are the
lateral (middle) and the posterior or back of the shoulder.
Additional primary muscles used in this workout include the triceps.
These muscles assist in the pressing motion.
Secondary muscles which help stabilize and support the shoulders during
this routine include the rotator cuff, the trapezius (or
traps), the latissimus dorsi (or lats) and the rhomboids.
Additionally the rectus abdominis and the transverse abdominals (which
are part of the core muscles) are also engaged during this
Exercise #6 - Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Use the steps below to do this move
Sit on a bench which has a back support holding a dumbbell weight in
- Raise the dumbbells to shoulder height one at a time. Use
your legs to help lift the weights if needed.
- Keeping your back to the chair and feet planted on the
floor, hold the weights with the palms facing forward. This is the
- As you exhale, press the dumbbells upward until they touch
at the top above your head.
- Hold that position for a brief moment and then slowly
return to starting position.
- Repeat this exercise for several repetitions.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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