DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS (PAUSE METHOD)

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

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EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Use a 90* bench to support your back. Keep your shoulders pinned back and chest puffed out.
  2. LIFT: The rep starts with your dumbbells slightly below a 90* angle. Press the weights up and overhead, bringing them together (not clanging them), then control the weights as you return to the start position.
  3. TIP: The PAUSE METHOD increases the difficulty of our exercise here by asking us to pause in the starting position for a designated number of seconds before powering out another rep. This will burn like f**k, as I purposely place these holds in the trickiest part of the whole rep. Good luck!

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Shoulders (Front Delts, Middle Delts)
DUMBBELL LATERAL RAISE

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