Dumbbell Shoulder Press

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How to do Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Dumbbell Shoulder Press Benefits


  • Dumbbell shoulder press is one of the most basic movements to develop and strengthen shoulder muscles. Although the focus of this exercise is on the front shoulder muscles, it is a popular movement that is frequently used in workouts to strengthen the upper body.
  • It is a shoulder exercise performed with dumbbells instead of barbells. Free exercise with dumbbells is beneficial for balance of strength and muscle growth in the arms.
  • Dumbbell shoulder press action is effective to build up strength, but if you start this exercise without warming up or with excess weight, you can cause injury. Before starting exercise, always apply warm-up and stretching movements to your shoulder muscles and start by choosing a weight according to your fitness level.


Muscles Worked in the Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Target - Anterior Deltoid
Synergists - Lateral Deltoid
Synergists - Supraspinatus
Synergists - Triceps
Synergists - Trapezius
Synergists - Serratus Anterior
Synergists - Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Stabilizers - Levatos Scapula
Dynamic Stabilizers - Biceps Brachii
dumbbell shoulder press muscle worked