This is a great exercise
front deltoid, while also working
and posterior deltoids to a lesser degree. Works the deltoids over a
range of motion.
- for the starting
position, grasp two dumbbells, raise them to your shoulders with your
bent at at 90 degree
angle with your palms facing forward (you can also do this exercise
- notice that the
elbows and shoulders are not directly pressed back but slightly
inwards to prevent shoulder injuries from occurring
- slowly raise them directly upward, from your shoulders until they
almost touch in the middle directly above your head at straight arms'
length. Your arms are almost fully extended while still maintaining a
slight bend at your elbows.
- slowly lower the dumbbells to the starting position. Your elbows are
at or slightly below your shoulder level (for greater range of motion)
and repeat the
movement for the desired number of repetitions.
- breathe out as you raise the dumbbells and breathe in as you lower
- do about 4 - 5
sets with 8 -12
reps. I like to do a lighter set for the first set just as a warm-up.
video demonstrating how to do the dumbbell shoulder press exercise: