Hold a dumbbell in each hand and sit on a weight bench.
Feet should be flat on the floor.
Raise the dumbbells to shoulder height. The palms of the hands should be facing forwards.
Push the dumbbells upward until the arms are fully extended above the head. Exhale throughout the exercise.
Pause for a second before slowly lowering the weights back down to the starting position. Inhale during the descent.
Repeat for required reps.
This exercise can be performed in a standing or seated position (with or without a back rest).
If you're using heavy dumbbells you might need some help mouting the dumbbells into the starting position. Begin with the weights resting on the thighs, and use them to help propel the weights up into the starting hold.
Barbell Shoulder Press
Arnold Press - Named after Arnold Schwarzenegger, there is a slight change in the hand positioning compared to the original shoulder press. The hands start by facing your body and as you press upward you twist the dumbbells so that the top of the movement has the palms facing away from you.
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