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 shoulder.

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 move. 

Exercise #6 - Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Use the steps below to do this move correctly.
  1. Sit on a bench which has a back support holding a dumbbell weight in each hand.
  2. Raise the dumbbells to shoulder height one at a time. Use your legs to help lift the weights if needed.
  3. Keeping your back to the chair and feet planted on the floor, hold the weights with the palms facing forward. This is the starting position.
  4. As you exhale, press the dumbbells upward until they touch at the top above your head. 
  5. Hold that position for a brief moment and then slowly return to starting position.
  6. Repeat this exercise for several repetitions.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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