Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Exercise / Shoulders

How to do Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Starting Position: Begin seated with your feet firmly on the floor. Hold the dumbbells at shoulder height with your palms facing forwards.

Form: Exhale and press the dumbbells over your head. Hold for a brief second at the top and then slowly lower to the starting position.

Personal Trainer Tips: Be mindful of your lower back position. As you press overhead, your back will have the tendency to arch. Keep you core muscles engaged so that you maintain good posture.

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.

Dumbbell Shoulder Press – Muscles Worked

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