How do I do a seated dumbbell press?

The seated dumbbell press is the squat of shoulder training. It works all three deltoid heads.
  • Adjust a bench so your feet are flat on the floor and your back is fully supported and upright.
  • Begin with the dumbbells at the front of your shoulders with your palms forward and your elbows toward the floor.
  • Press the weight up toward the ceiling, simultaneously bringing the dumbbells inward until they almost touch when your arms are fully extended.
  • Slowly lower the weights back to the starting position just in front of your shoulders and begin the next repetition.
  • Don’t lock your elbows.
  • Really squeeze the shoulders at the top of the motion.

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