ALTERNATING DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Use an upright bench and load two dumbbells at shoulder level, with your palms facing forward.
  2. START: Hold one of the dumbbells slightly below 90* (but don’t rest it on your shoulders), and press the other dumbbell straight up and down.
  3. FINISH: Now switch sides with the same approach.
  4. TIP: One of the hidden benefits of this exercise is the constant tension placed on the non-working arm. This is why you shouldn’t let it rest on your shoulder as you press the other side; we WANT that tension, fight it!

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Shoulders (Front Delts)
DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS DEMO

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