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Shoulder Press With Dumbbells, Standing

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Human
muscles:DeltoidsMuscle
synergists:TricepsMuscle, Pectoralis MajorMuscle, Serratus AnteriorMuscle, TrapeziusMuscle
required:Dumbbells (2)
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (17)
Starting PositionExecution
Starting Position (Alternative)Execution

General And Specifics

  • the upper chest is required, too

Starting Position

  • pick up two dumbbells with over hand grip
  • stand up, your back is straight
  • your feet are hip width apart, your legs are slightly bent
  • the elbow joints are in a 90 degree angle
  • the elbows point outwards, they are arranged in chest-height
  • position both weights in a line with your ears
  • your hands are in extension to your forearms

Correct Execution

  • push up one or both weight(s) without swing, until the arm(s) is(are) almost fully stretched
  • look straight ahead
  • hold the tension and let the dumbbell(s) sink down again slowly
  • if you work out alternately, almost at the end of this movement you start doing the same movement with the other arm
  • avoid swinging and a hollow-back - otherwise, you provoke injuries in the back and the target muscle is not required anymore
  • repeat the exercise (alternately) for an effective shoulder workout

tips for the workout

  1. you have more control if you work out alternately
  2. for a better stability of the upper body you should do this exercise in a seated position